Scottish Chant Gloria
  • kevinfkevinf
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    In the 1982 hymnal at S-204 there is a Scottish chant Gloria. Does anyone know of if it has been re-texted using the MR3 translation?

    Thanks in advance.
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Here you are, hot off the press. If you catch any mistakes, let me know.
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  • fcbfcb
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    Does anyone know the origin of this chant? How old is "old"?
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    It's at least 250 years old, as it appeared in Chants or Tunes for Particular Hymns, 1763?
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I should add that I adapted the harmonization as given in The Hymnal 1982. There are differences with some earlier editions that appear in older hymnals. I'll soon post a distillation of these older versions in another edition.
  • kevinfkevinf
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    Wow, thank you. I have a priest friend who wants to use it on weekdays when a Gloria is needed. He will be so happy. Thank you Charles. A true blessing.
  • This is not just Anglican! It is soooo 'piscopal!
    (But I do like it.)
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  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Presbyterians might take issue with you, MJO! My Scottish grandmother's hymnal has the same harmonization, with a couple of slight voice leading tweaks and a different Amen. My pointing however is in a contrasting style:
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  • This was the version I did "back when I was a kid" in 2012. I rather like the pointing myself, but some might feel differently. Sorry about the somewhat amateurish directions; they were for a rather ignorant choir back in a different age.
  • If someone one would youtube one of these it would catch on...
  • Steve CollinsSteve Collins
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    I prefer JIF's since it is drawn from the H-1940 version rather than the H-1982.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    FWIW, except for the final phrase and concluding "Amen", as well as for the cutting of note values by half, the 1982 harmonization of the (old) Gloria is identical to the 1940 harmonization. I had doubts about the concluding "Amen" and plan to change it. I don't care for JIF's putting notes in for every syllable, as this tends to stultify the speech rhythm that Anglican chant should have.
  • Steve CollinsSteve Collins
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    Yes, the H-82 is the same, except for the "Amen". That's the particular reason I don't like the newer version. And I also agree that is should be written as an Anglican Chant formula rather than through composed.

    As commented in another post about Anglican Chant, it is a fairly simple system, maybe even more straight forward than Gregorian Chant formulae. Musician should study and understand all these formulae, IMHO.
  • CHGiffen, and all,

    I don't care for my putting notes in for every syllable, either. :) I was working with a pretty non-bright choir, and also was a good deal younger and dumber myself. (Plus I wasn't sure how to set it on Sibelius, which I was new to using at the time...) Technology and I have never been in sync; just a few days ago I started my first Twitter account. I may be 34 going on 80.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I may be 34 going on 80.
    How I wish! I'm 75 going on ... and on and on and on.
  • Steve CollinsSteve Collins
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    I just turned 65. I have a Nokia flip phone and I hate texting! I don't Tweet and I don't do "Aps". (I do wonder sometimes how I got hooked on FaceBook, though!)
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