Feel free to examine every single page if you doubt what I’m saying!
Abbat Joseph Pothier
My husband tells me this edition (by Dom Pothier’s student) is of monumental importance. I take him at his word.
“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!”
Dr. Weaver kindly made me aware of something stupendous. Created by Abbat Pothier’s assistant and approved by his successor (about ten years after his death), it’s a KYRIALE, GRADUALE, and VESPERALE: 2,000 pages long! It’s in Gregorian notation on five staves and marks each mora vocis. Here’s a photograph of the “Puer Natus” INTROIT taken with my […]
Twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to conduct a week-long interview with Dom Cardine’s former boss.
Father Ralph March wrote: “If any single man could deserve the title father of the renewed chant it would be Dom Joseph Pothier.”
My humble attempt at singing the Introit for the 3rd Sunday of Advent in accordance with the official rhythm.
You look upon these thousands of manuscripts in much the same way that I view the plainsong editions of Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers.
A brief historical survey of free rhythm in plainchant, as practiced from the modern monastic foundation of Solesmes (1833) to the present.
My response to the recent article by Professor Charles Weaver.
A look at Dom Pothier’s performance instructions for a communion antiphon reveals a great deal of complexity in this pre-Mocquereau interpretive approach.
This is the “pure” Vatican Edition—technically the only version of the rhythm allowed by Church documents!
Ostrowski Vs. Weaver: Solesmes Rhythm, Gregorian Semiology, Dom Mocquereau, Dom Pothier, Mensuralism, and more!
Dom Mocquereau, prior to becoming a monk, was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War.