HE FOLLOWING SETTING did not exist before yesterday night, so technically it’s “new.” However, all I did was apply falsobordone from Lodovico da Viadana (d. 1627) to GLORIA IX—so it’s not really new. For centuries, plainsong (“without meter”) was mixed with polyphony (“mensural music”), but these days it’s not as common. I recorded the voice parts, to help my choir learn—but it will sound better with a full choir, and we currently have about 35 singers.
The polyphony begins at the 0:37 mark:
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Before using this piece, teach your choir GLORIA IX. You can download the score for your singers, and—to help them learn—consider this organ accompaniment by Flor Peeters:
I love Flor Peeters very much, and his accompaniment is fine—but it’s not his best. Perhaps he was in a hurry!