Over to the Piano

I’m working on my untitled chant piece.I’ve listened to Hildegard for ever by now and wrote a lot of chant myself. Only after writing my own chant did I realize that my understanding of Hildegard was pretty far off, both in pitches but also in rhythms. I...

Here Comes the Piece

I think I found the poem I needed. Blessed be the internet! This translation is floating around online – not sure what the deal is with copyright. If I’m going for some chant based writing this might be too short; but having found this poem I now need to...

More Chanting Still

I haven’t been able to write the last yesterday or today because I am flooded with recording post production for Composers Choir. But I have the ability to at least listen to more chant. It is so beautiful. I’ve been listening to two pieces I think I...

More Chanting

I think there may be no way to integrate real plainchant with modern notation, or mixed in with other independent musical ingredients. Or at least not in a strict tempo. And definitely no fixed meter. I’ve been listening and writing, and when I struggle to write...

Chanting

This is proving to me that writing a good chant is a type of masterpiece that might require the same or more amount of musicality that significantly more complex pieces. It’s very hard, so far, so make even one convincing chant line. Also, if i do go chant style...