If Reich's work owed something to Bach, the piece that opened the concert, Organum Light, by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova, surely owed just as much to Vaughan Williams, especially his Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, as well as the melodic plainchant
of the Middle Ages.
Candelaria has brought renowned classical musician and author Joseph Horowitz to Purchase to teach a course this term titled "Music, Culture, and Ideas." Meanwhile, he has two books in progress and is an in-demand speaker on topics such as mariachi music, plainchant
, arts education and the 21st-century demographic.
Nevertheless, no evidence of inventories or catalogues of Ecuadorian churches have been published in regard to plainchant
It will start the program with the introit of Christmas Day "Puer natus est nobis" from Plainchant
, Mode 7.
He even taught them to sing Gregorian plainchant
The Introit, moreover, begins with an even more traditional element, a 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 Pinkham, and especially the Hindemith piece that followed, are complex works, rhythmically and tonally, and unfortunately it was difficult to understand words or distinguish individual parts due to the reverberations in the cathedral.
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.