Scholars have been fascinated by offertories in particular because of their unique characteristics.
The offertories provide a particularly useful lens to examine these larger issues, and Maloy's extensive, painstaking research has provided a clearer picture of the possibilities, including some evocative new hypotheses.
Three core questions she explores in the monograph are: what are the relationships between Gregorian and Roman offertories and which dialect more closely resembles the eighth-century prototype for the two dialects?
At least some of the non-psahnic offertories in the core Roman-Gregorian repertory are not of Roman origin and very likely predate the seventh century.
Since most of these arrangements are written in the keys of C, D, G, F and B-flat, young pianists can be shown how to combine several pieces to create longer music needed for preludes, offertories