Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Other Chant Resources

~from Musica Sacra, here is a collection called Chants of the Church: Selected Gregorian Chants from the Monks of Solesmes. It has interlinear text and a very nice introduction on chant technique of the monks of Solesmes.

Here's a two-page guide to print and put in your music folder for neumes-at-a-glance.



Gregorian flashcards created by Jeffrey Tucker of Musica Sacra

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, thanks. In the mid-to-late 1950s, I learned to read/sing/play instruments using the modern system of notation. When I later encountered the notation that is used in Gregorian chant, I realized why it was replaced by modern notation. The old junk is TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The new notation system is MUCH easier to understand, sing from, and play. It can also accurately "depict" things that are "non-depictable" in the old system. Even though I am extremely conservative in most areas of life, and even though I am a totally orthdox Catholic (nearing the age of 60), I feel sorry for people who still cling to the defective old system. I refuse to have anything to do with it.

What is needed is not a computer program to teach the old musical notation system, but a computer program to CONVERT old notation to new, so that the former can soon disappear from the face of the Earth.

Thank you for letting me speak my mind.
John