Programs tagged with: Schola Sanctae Sunnivae and Hartkeriana Amsterdam

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The Editors in Solesmes

Program: #07-14, Air Date: 03/26/07

So, Franks in the centuries after Charlemagne introduced new hymns, new Ordinaries, sequences, tropes, organum, and rhythm became strict rather than free, with melismas being eliminated because the slower singing made them interminable, and the musical accents were shifted to word accents. By the 1614 Medici edition these chnages were codified--How did a group of Benedictine scholar/monks beginning in the 1833 help reconstruct what the earlier chant sounded like?

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Justus ut palma

Program: #07-15, Air Date: 04/02/07

Dom Mocquereau in Solesmes chose this one gradual to show how he researched the purest, earliest chants--he reproduced over 200 medieval sources for this chant to show they were essentially the same, proving that the earliest authentic version of the work could be recovered, rejecting the corrupted version that had been used for centuries.

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Feast of St. John the Baptist

Program: #07-16, Air Date: 04/09/07

Once again, the remarkable Norwegian ensemble that gave us the Mass of the Holy Blood has produced this extraordinary record of a complete feast day--one of the two or three most complete such services ever recorded! (a US premiere).

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