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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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1904 Peter Wagner Kyriale
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

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      * *  1904 Peter Wagner Kyriale (Modern Notation)

• Kyriale : die gewöhnlichen Messgesänge nach unsern ältesten Handschriften bearbeitet und in moderne Notation umgeschrieben • Dr. Peter Wagner, Direktor der von Sr. Heiligkeit dem Papste LEO XIII, approbierten Gregorianishen Akademie und ordentlichem Professor für Musikwissenschaft un Kirchenmusik an der Universität zu Freiburg i. d. Schweiz. • (63 p.) • 1904 Graz : Verlagsbuchhandlung “Styria” : : 1904 : : • Dr. Peter Wagner’s Kyriale of 1904 in modern notation. •