Victimæ Paschali Laudes
The only Gregorian Chant handset in movable types.
Letterpress-printed on pure cotton paper handmade expressly for this edition at the Fabriano Paper Museum.
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The paper was handmade expressly for this edition, as shown in the video below:
These monumental Gregorian Chant types have been handcut on punches by Théophile Beaudoire and cast by Deberny in Paris in the second half of the 19th century.
The printing took place in two steps: first the staves in red, then the notes in black.
The art of music hand-typesetting, today practiced only at the Tallone Press. is an exceptional endeavor in contemporary fine printing, The complex assembly of notes (neumes) and the four-line staff, makes Gregorian Chant the hardest endeavour for foundries and typesetters.
The text Latin is handset in 24pt Garaldus types, cast by Nebiolo in Turin.
These unique features makes this broadsheet a valuable object.
The broadsheet (31x50 cm) is wrapped in neutral pH crystal paper and inserted in a cylindrical packet (33 cm in height; 7 cm of diameter).
Image of the ancient original types used for this print:
Printed on very fine paper, this collector’s print is a sophisticated gift meant to last over time.
It is handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world still in activity, where handmade bookmaking and continue aesthetic research combine to give each publication a unique design.
Neither monotype nor linotype are used. These typesetting systems from a keyboard are often passed off as manual typography. The Tallone Press also does not print from plastic plates derived from digital compositions.
- Size (cm)
- cylinder: 33x7 cm