all things gregorian chant
To balance out some of our “metal” posts, here are a few links related to Gregorian chant:
- Very cool directory of Gregorian chants, inchoro.net, with musics and lyrics.
- Of course the wikipedia Gregorian chant entry.
- Björk interviews chant-inspired Arvo Pärt.
- The New Liturgical Movement.
- Stanford’s William Mahrt keeps chant alive. Here’s an article on “Gregorian chant as a paradigm for sacred music.”
- The Guidonian Hand illustrated by William Mahrt (here’s the notation).
- David Hiley’s Gregorian Chant (Cambridge University Press) is a good intro: history, evolution, technique, the basics.
- A 1906 book (translation, in the public domain) on the New School of Gregorian Chant.
- And, lots of chant-related links at music.princeton.edu.