J. F. M. kindly made us aware of the following video clip, which features Kevin Allen.
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My choirs have been singing from the “pure” Editio Vaticana rhythm, which is (technically) the official rhythm of the Catholic Church. I haven’t quite decided how I want the scores to look yet, but this one I’ve produced for tomorrow, Dominica Post Ascensionem (“Sunday after the Ascension”).
How we all respond to mistakes can have a huge effect on the cohesiveness and sound of our choirs.
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You will notice Father Guerrero takes the chant melody (“Beata Mater”) and creates a perfect canon between Soprano and Alto.
We choir directors can’t eliminate mistakes entirely. But here’s what we can do to minimize them.
I’m still trying to decide how to visually present the “pure” Editio Vaticana scores, using what is (technically) the official rhythm of the Church. You can download my latest attempt, for this coming Sunday. Notice the “trochee trouble” as well as the old issue of neumes before the quilisma.
Actual headline from 9 April 1964.