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    • Thanks for your replies. Lots of food for thought! The recital's in June, so I've got some time to process it all.
    • Around that time the Oxford Psalter came out with pointing which tended towards a shorter reciting note and more syllables on the later notes in each part.  Use of such pointing might make some discords uncomfortable if they needed to be repeated a couple of times. Well, it's a theory, anyway. Paul
    • Thank you very much!  I thought that your book would have to be the earlier one.  That presumably makes the weaker, OUP version a later revision - which I find very curious.  There are actually at least four different versions of that last quarter in circulation, although whether they were all made by Ley I don't know. To my mind the strongest is Ley's first thought with the II7b for the antepunultimate chord.
    • Well, my copy is in his manuscript, presumably from sometime well before the end of his tenure at Ch Ch (1909-1926)*; it doesn't have the other changes you mention either. Paul * Edit: Inside the front cover he dates the book as "compiled in 1910 & revised in August 1923".  The revision was the addition of a few alternative chants on spare lines, and in a couple of places a whole sheet of newly written out chants for a service glued over the old.  On reflection, the change in writing style (specifically of the capital letter B ) means that my comment above about "another hand" was wrong, and the change I first remarked on was his (but either later or undecided, as it's in pencil). P
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