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Public Domain triple-chants

I can find quite a number of single and double chants in the pulic domain but there ae no triple (or quadruple) chants in CPDL (that I can find). Can anyone give me a pointer please (no pun intended).
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on February 23, 2012 12:20pm
Derek:  I'm afraid I'm completely unfarmiliar with the terms or concepts of "triple" or "double" or "quadruple" chants.  Chant by definition is a single-line melody.  Could you perhaps explain what you mean?
All the best,
on February 24, 2012 5:46am
Anglican Chant
Quick explanation:
A Google search for triple chant produces several links to copyright free examples. (It also links to this discussion on Choralnet - and some fascinating material on Wiccan Triple Goddess Chants if you really want to broaden your horizons.)
on February 24, 2012 10:38am
Thanks, Steven.  I'm very familiar with Anglican Chant (and the style as it was also used by composers like Monteverdi in his madrigal, starting perhaps with Book 5), but had never come across any references to "double, triple, or quadruple" chants.  It's good to know that it refers to the length of the setting in relation to the texts, rather than to the number of voices involved (which did not make any sense).
I wonder whether it might be a high church/low church thing.  Here in Virginia, for historical, political, and sociological reasons going back to 1776, virtually all Episcopal churches are low church.
All the best,
on February 25, 2012 1:00pm
Unlikely. Low-church churches in the C of E resisted the 'Parish Eucharist' trend for a long time, retaining Sung Matins for much longer into the 20th century than 'high-church'. Therefore continuing Anglican chant in the main act of worship for longer. Until they decided to abandon scripture in favour of 'Jesus I want to cuddle you' choruses.
Single chant is 7 bars, double 14, triple 21 and quadruple 28 bars long. These cover 1, 2, 3 and 4 verses respectively. By far the most common is double.
on February 28, 2012 6:06am
Can't resist.  Will someone please set "Jesus I want to cuddle you" as a triple chant.
on February 24, 2012 1:08pm
Paraclete Press will be releasing the Psalms of David: Pointed and Edited for Chanting by Dr. George Guest this Spring - marking the 10th anniversary of his death. 
Tunes in this Psalter were collected by Dr. George Guest, Organist and Choirmaster of St. John's College, Cambridge University, England.
They are arranged according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in America and are pointed for chanting. 
If you are interested in a reserving a copy(s) of this psalter, or if I can answer any questions, feel free to contact me through the link below. 
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on February 24, 2012 1:30pm
Do you have a particular psalm or canticle in mind?
on February 25, 2012 12:53pm
146 as pointed in the Oxford Psalter
on February 26, 2012 5:56am
Dear Derek,
In The Anglican Chant Psalter, it looks like there are two PD triple chants (by John Naylor and C. Hylton Stewart).  Both are quite efficiently crafted, and seem to pair well with Psalm 146.
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