Non-rhyming hymns are certainly a strong temptation since they’re so much easier to compose.
They have embraced a certain opinion about matters and will never change—not even on their deathbed.
My Mass setting for the Ordinary Form involves your Congregation, your Cantrix, and your Choir.
A month of William Byrd … in Dallas, Texas!
My setting begins with the entire congregation singing—but the middle section is SATB polyphony.
Including a tip on preventing choirs from ‘sinking’ the pitch lower and lower.
Using a favorite melody of Dr. Theodore Marier.
“Momentous Release!” • Freakishly Rare Gradual & Vesperal Published by Pothier’s Protégé (1,638 pages!)
He screamed into the telephone: “There’s no such thing as Gregorian Chant!”
Instead, Saint Francis knelt down and kissed the priest’s hands…
We must remember the lesson of the rock.
Today, I release another movement of the “Saint Noël Chabanel Mass Setting” (for use in the Ordinary Form).
As if the canonic sections were insufficiently stupendous, the composer works in stepwise ascending lines juxtaposed with lines in augmentation.
The hubris on the part of OCP is breathtaking.
Including a scanned copy of a rare “Graduale” (Pustet, 1911) released a few minutes ago—for the first time in history!
Today, we release the congregational “Lamb of God” with SATB polyphonic extension.