"Copyright c1982, 1983 and 1984, Les Presses de Taize (France)". -- verso of t.-p.
"Conceived and edited by Brother Robert".
"Composed by Jacques Berthier".
"With the growing number of young people from all over the world coming to Taize, a form of song that could enable people with no common language to participate in the community's prayer had to be developed. With the help of Jacques Berthier, musician and friend of Taize, different methods were tested, and a solution found in the use of repetitive structures -- short musical phrases with singable easily memorized melodies -- and some very basic Latin texts. To this was added verses for cantor in numerous living languages. .... The American editions of the MUSIC FROM TAIZE retain the use of Latin for most of the refrains, while the verses for the cantor have all been adapted and translated into English. This second volume, however, also includes a significant number of pieces composed especially for English texts. The people's melodies contained in this edition, are in the form of responses, litanies, acclamations and canons (rounds). Added to these are numerous choral harmonies, secondary refrains or canons, and a delightful array of instrumental solos and accompaniments for various instruments. This material is found in the Vocal and Instrumental Editions. .... For a more thorough introduction to the music and its origin, see the foreword to the Vocal and Instrumental Editions." -- Foreword.