Someone posted a printable image of the Noveritis (“Let y’all know”) in Gregorian chant notation for the singing of the liturgical dates for 2014 which takes place at Epiphany after the Gospel. Find it over there.
The singing of the key liturgical dates in a solemn way, underscores how these dates and seasons are all interconnected, how the liturgical year is a reflection of and on the mystery of our salvation. Some liturgical dates are movable. For example Septuagesima (this year 1 February) doesn’t fall on the same date every year because the date of Easter changes each year.
“But Father! But Father!”, you are surely sputtering. “What does this chant sound like?”
Here is what it sounds like, in case some deacon or priest out there, less familiar with chant, wants to give it a shot. It sounds rather like the Exultet, sung at the Easter Vigil. The Noveritis is a little awkward, however.
Since I am in an airport right now, I’ll allow you to post your own, flawless, accurate and yet smooth English translations.