1. The Psalter is comprised of one hundred and fifty Psalms. Psalms 10 to 148 in the Hebrew Bible are one number ahead of the Greek
Septuagint and Latin Vulgate Bibles. The Greek and the Vulgate combine Psalms 9 and 10 as well as Psalms 114 and 115 while
separating into two parts each Psalm 116 and Psalm 148. The Rule of St. Benedict uses the numbering of the Psalms in the Vulgate Bible.
2. Psalm 51 in the Hebrew Bible is numbered Psalm 50 in the Vulgate.
3. Klaus Seybold, Introducing the Psalms, (T&T Clark, Scotland, 1990), pp. 16-23.
4. The Rule of St. Benedict English translations by Abbot David Parry, O.S.B., Households of God, (Darton, Longman &Todd, London,
1980), and Abbot Patrick Barry, O.S.B., St. Benedict's Rule, (Ampleforth Abbey Press, 1997).
5. Louis Soltner, Solesmes and Dom Guéranger 1805-1875, (Orleans: Massachusetts, Paraclete Press, 1995), pp. 48 and 132.
6. "Early Medieval Music,'' New Oxford History of Music, ed. Dom Anselm Hughes, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1954), Vol. II, p. 101.
7. Ibid., pp. 1, 93, 94.
8. The Rule of the Master, translated by Luke Eberle, O.S.B., (Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1977), pp. 208, 209.
9. Parry, Households of God, p. 77.
10. New Oxford History of Music, pp. 291, 292.
11. Pierre Rosenberg and François Bergot, French Master Drawings from the Rouen Museum from Caron to Delacroix,
(Washington, D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1981), p. vii.
12. The Lives of the Desert Fathers, translated by Norman Russell, (London & Oxford: Mowbray, 1981), pp. 13, 15.
13. J.-M. Berland, Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, (Paris: Nouvelle Editions Latines), pp. 6-7.
14. Kenneth John Conant, Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture 800-1200, (Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1973), p. 155.
15. Owen Chadwick, John Cassian, Second Edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968), p. 67.
16. Barry, St. Benedict's Rule, p. 38.