Sacred Music: Article on Solesmes and Semiology
Sacred Music is the quarterly journal of the Church Music Association of America. In the most recent issue, I have an article entitled The Solesmes Chant Tradition: The Original Neumatic Signs and Practical Performance Today. The article is based on a talk I gave at the CMAA Colloquium in Salt Lake City in 2012 and is intended as an entry into the world of Solesmes and Semiology, in other words how the monks went about the deciphering of the early chant manuscripts and converting them into a singable performing edition. I am grateful to the CMAA for allowing me to post the article here. If you would like to subscribe, please click here. It represents good value at $48 a year, however you can donate more to this extremely good cause should you wish. You can also browse the online archive of previous editions.
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