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.
Not to be a brat, but the one labeled as russian plainchant is polyphony... plain chant is just one melodic line with no harmony.
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.)
In times like ours, one can sympathise with congregations in past centuries who would throw at least a shoe at even bishops.Anthony OPL
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