Twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to conduct a week-long interview with Dom Cardine’s former boss.
Pothier De Caetero 1906
Ostrowski, wishing to avoid fussiness, may justifiably refuse this invitation. But to argue, as he has, that these signs and the prayerful and aesthetic movements they embody are “illicit” is just wildly off the mark.
My colleague, Patrick Williams has agreed to enter into a “colloquy” with me vis-à-vis Gregorian rhythm.
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!
From one of my composition teachers…
I recently conducted an experiment…with surprising results.
The «Kyriale» contains very few melismatic morae.
The “white notes” (as Dr. Joseph Lennards called them) are quite sloppy, which really took me by surprise.
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