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...

Stealing / Analysis of Hildegard

I’m going to write out the things I notice about Hildegard’s chants bit by bit. This is going to be a technical description so if you are not familiar with these terms you may find this bazaar. 1) Each chant phrase has a destination and it seems to be...

Hildegard – Chant Genius Continued

There are a few very short passages from Hildegard that I hear where there is polyphonic chant. I mean a few – like 20 seconds. I’m wondering if I should check out some organum. That’s where you take a chant and do parallel fifths or the like. This...

8 Part Chords and Melodic Lead

It’s a pretty basic rule that choral music gets really tricky if you go beyond 8 parts. There is a great line in the text, “There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light” where I have the chance to burst open into 8 part chords. The...