The solemn nature and regular rhythm of Gregorian chant helped in the recruitment of the faithful. In 1767, François Borel, parish priest of Sainte-Foy for nearly a quarter-century, transcribed in his own hand, the music and Latin words of the liturgical chants in this book. It was used for many years in this parish, situated near Québec.

Book of Gregorian Chant
Book of Gregorian chant, François-Xavier Borel, 1767
CA ANC MG18-E21