The Graduale Renovatum Project

The Graduale Renovatum is a project of the St. Blaise Schola Cantorum of Fresno, California, led by Schola Director Royce Nickel. In attempting to apply the principles of Gregorian semiology to our singing of the chants, it became clear that we needed a modification of the notational layout of our scores. For the Vatican Edition of the melodies did not reliably convey the rhythm of the chants according to a semiologically informed reading of the earliest chant manuscripts. The principles governing our reform of square-note chant notation are described in detail on this website.