Tuesday, February 02, 2010

ear candy for the presentation of the Lord...

Roman style


The Canticle of St Symeon as set by Sergei Rakhmaninov for his "Vespers", opus 37


Russian plain chant


Hey you chior directors... pay attention. This is what real church music is supposed to sound like.

5 comments:

Anita Moore said...

We are actually studying the Rachmaninoff piece at my cathedral parish. But, though lovely, it is a most unfriendly and demanding piece of music from the point of view of a chorister.

Phillip said...

Not to be a brat, but the one labeled as russian plainchant is polyphony... plain chant is just one melodic line with no harmony.

The Crescat said...

brat.

Karen said...

Are you saying folk song music isn't church music? LOL (How I wish I could throw a shoe at the lead singer of the folk song group at our parish. And yes, it's really THAT bad. I avoid them at all costs.)

chiralcapers said...

In times like ours, one can sympathise with congregations in past centuries who would throw at least a shoe at even bishops.

Anthony OPL