I am with you always


The Place of the Kyriale: The Ordinary of the Mass In Catholic History, Liturgy and Music.

The present work is the story of sung prayers of the Ordinary, and their development in Western music theory and notation over the two millennia of Catholic religio-political history, their plainchant congregational loss in the renaissance-reformation years, and their restoration as the people’s parts in the twentieth century, especially by the Second Vatican Council.