Litaniae Sanctorum : Accompaniment in Hybrid Notation : by Koerber
  • francisfrancis
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    Working on this for a few weeks, is a big undertaking. Thought I would share progress. About 10 pages completed so far.

    Audio Demo
    http://myopus.com/preview/audioDemo01.mp3

    Illuminated Manuscript Demo
    http://myopus.com/preview/layoutDemo01.pdf
  • ServiamScores
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    I just love these. So beautiful. And you engrave them in a way that would make them fit for a beautiful leather-bound edition.
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  • francisfrancis
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    @ServiamScores

    Thanks for the thumbs up... Do you know anything about leatherbinding editions? I would like to know more.
  • RevAMG
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    I highly recommend Grimm Book Bindery (Madison, Wisconsin). They can do leather bindings and handwork. www.grimmbindery.com
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  • davido
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    Are there some errors in the pointing? Seems inconsistent “Michael, Gabriel, Joseph”
  • francisfrancis
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    The alternatives for chanting the names of the angels and Joseph in this fashion come from the Antiphonale Sacrosancte Romanae Ecclesiae Pro Diurnis Horis. I think I got the link from Jonathan.

    I am attaching the pages that include this litany.

    I don't know why these options are included, but I thought they might raise some eyebrows. Guess it worked.
  • francisfrancis
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    Perhaps Jonathan has some comments?
  • Andrew Malton
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    It seems that the half mediant or broken mediant was slightly controversial. It was normal ("traditional") to use it by the end of the 19th, but Solesmes wanted to "restore" what they (rightly) saw as the older ("more traditional" :-) ) usage of the regular Latin mediation.

    Solesmes submitted a dubium and the SCR allowed both, on July 8 1912 (see Johner p 69 or Suñol p 178)

    I really like the sound of the broken mediation, although I admit it surprised me here.

    I also love the layout of the page, Francis.
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  • francisfrancis
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    Joseph and the angels hold a very unique place in the cosmos... the intonation for them is almost a pleading question for a dire response.
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  • francisfrancis
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    Andrew

    Can you post the citation? I am not finding the reference.
  • Andrew Malton
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    Dom. D. Johner CSB, A New School Of Gregorian Chant, Pustet, 1925. p. 69
    Dom. G. Suñol, Text Book Of Gregorian Chant, trans. G. M. Durnford, Desclée, 1929. p. 178.

    I've seen this issue discussed elsewhere in more recent work. Maybe Ruff mentions it.
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