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There has been growing interest in plainsong since the Oxford Movement. Thomas Helmore published the first English plainsong Psalter that was widely used, The Psalter Noted (1849), followed by The Canticles Noted. These collections were published together as A Manual of Plainsong after 1850. H. B. Briggs and W. H. Frere revised A Manual of Plainsong in 1902. Charles Winfred Douglas published the Plainsong Psalter (1932), and Healey Willan published The Canadian Psalter-Plainsong Edition (1963). The Hymnal 1982 Accompaniment Edition, Vol. 1, includes the plainsong psalm tones (S 446). The Plainsong Psalter, edited by James Litton, was published by the Church Hymnal Corporation in 1988. Through these resources the ancient beauty of plainsong has been returned more fully to the life of the Episcopal Church. See Psalm Tone. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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