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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Learning Gregorian Chant

For all you pastors, and soon to be pastors, who would like to introduce Gregorian Chant into your liturgies (as encouraged in our Holy Father's recent Apostolic Exhortation 'Sacramentum Caritatis') I found this post by Jeffery Tucker over at New Liturgical Movement.... (part of his post)

"Let me offer an unfair comparison from our recent workshop. None of these singers are professionals. Most had never sung chant in their lives. The director had only a few hours to get them singing before liturgy. You can see in the rehearsals the relentless emphasis on the inner pulse of chant, and you can see how it goes from the rehearsal straight to liturgy, and, how the chant pulse blends stylistically with the polyphony that ends the video. Given the time limitations, it sounds pretty good. Keep in mind all these caveats:"

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