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Guerrero's Liber vesperarum opens with a series of psalms (alternate verses), provided with black mensurally notated psalm tones for the first monophonic verse.
In the post-Leoninian repertory it must often be understood similarly as a mensurally insignificant fermata or ritardando before the consonant cadential coincidence, where, as Anonymus IV informs us, the stroke concerns exclusively the change of syllables, but has no effect otherwise (nullum tempus significant).
Yet, even outside those contexts, mensural perceptions of notation and rhythm could affect the nature of individual chants: Richard Sherr demonstrates that several late-medieval chants were notated and performed mensurally, that is, in measured rhythms.