His voice was often eerily unaccompanied, and evoked ancient plainchant
in his delivery - not far away from the Noh-play influences upon Britten's three Church Parables.
In "Building a Church with Music: The Plainchant
Capitals at Cluny", historian Sebastian Biay looks at the musical images which grace eight capitals at the (former) abbey church at Cluny.
Anne spans the sacred, Latin-texted genres of the period: polyphonic motets, Mass Ordinaries, and liturgical plainchant
Truly, singing in the consonants in addition to the vowels was an enrichment that brought about a consciousness of the Eastern plainchant
Of the three movements, the second was most effective, with the sopranos singing a unison melody reminiscent of plainchant
The three major musical forms of this golden age outside of plainchant
and hymns are the grand and petit motet and the lemons de tenebres.
The tune, "Divinum mysterium," is a lovely medieval plainchant
Under the baton of Canon Marcus Huxley, the Birmingham Cathedral Choir has developed an extensive repertoire - from plainchant
to recent compositions, with some being specially commissioned for them.
But like his father's great Mass in Li Minor, this Requiem is a wonderful mix of musical and techniques--from plainchant
to 16th-century polyphony, 17th-century Italian polychorality to 18th-century counterpoint and the stile galant.
The Durham Singers will also perform Tom[sz]s Luis de Victoria's unaccompanied Requiem Mass of 1605 which, like Durufl's more romantic setting, is based on the melodies of medieval plainchant
His constantly evolving rhythms - influenced by speech and birdsong patterns - and his fragments of melody - part folksong and part plainchant
- were perfectly judged.
Unlike the previous two discs, it returns to the plainchant
repertoire of late-Medieval Bohemia, enriched with the later polyphony tradition.