In asking the most relevant questions about the offertories
, her thoroughness and precision allow her to posit answers that reach beyond offertories
to address some of the most fundamental questions about medieval liturgical song in general.
Eight essays explore the hundred or so offertories
of Gregorian chant and their melodies for solo and choir performance in the Roman and Frankish liturgy of the Middle Ages.
: Concise Hymn Settings for Piano, by Cindy Berry.
The need for supportive materials would be endless: composing music for the psalm antiphons, choral settings for verses and offertories
, organ pieces based on the new hymnic and liturgical music, and music for the Easter Vigil.
Work commenced at the end of the seventh century with introits, graduals, offertories
, and communions, resulting in a nearly perfect set for the Advent-Christmas season.
Gail Smith, who has been active in church music, has assembled a useful group of pieces suitable for church or Sunday school preludes, offertories