Dom Mocquereau, prior to becoming a monk, was a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War.
“My God, my Father, and my All, I am ready and willing to accept from Thy hands this day…”
Occasionally the Solesmes rhythmic markings are surprising, as in one of tomorrow’s alleluias. Can we make sense of this?
For this coming Sunday (Passion Sunday), there’s only one “MMV” singers must observe—and I placed a little arrow above it.
These problematic assertions by Bishop Stowe will have to be withdrawn at some point.
The early history of Solesmes plainchant research provides a historical parallel for responding to current Vatican liturgical rules.
From one of my composition teachers…
The “Pre-NOH” editions have quite an idiosyncratic way of lengthening the neumes. • Fulsome illustrations are included examining and explaining the mora vocis of the Vatican edition; also mentioned is Dom André Mocquereau, Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val, and Pothier’s Liber Gradualis (1883)+
Sigh … another day, another invisible “white note” to ignore!
Organ Accompaniments for “Victimae Paschali Laudes” • Some people love it; others hate it. Regardless, Mocquereau never backed down, and we must admire his tenacity!