English Translation by dom Gregory Casprini
The modern liturgical movement owes a great debt to Solesmes monk dom Eugène Cardine (1905-1988), whose tireless research in the ancient manuscripts uncovered the elusive secrets of Gregorian Rhythm, thus revealing some of the original pristine beauty of Gregorian chant. In this volume, dom Cardine sums up of the origin, decline and restoration of the chant, and challenges researchers to continue his work.
“It is enough that each generation there should arise one ‘prophet’ son’ who steers the course in the right direction, and continues moving on his own momentum. Dom Cardine was a magnificent example of such a one; and may God grant that a person such as he will never be lacking!”
Dom Jean Claire