A term commonly used for music provided for prose texts from the BCP that cannot be used with metrical tunes. The Hymnal 1982 provides such music (the items whose numbers are preceded by the letter S). Volume VI of the Church Hymnal Series provides musical settings for the Gradual Psalms, Alleluia Verses, and Tracts. The altar edition of the eucharistic rite provides musical settings for the Proper Prefaces, the Exsultet, the Blessing of the Water at Baptisms, and other occasions.
Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.