Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A nice “Christus factus est”


It’s of about the same level of difficulty as the Anerio. Alas, since I am retreating a bit from polyphony and chant for the rest of the choir season at my parish, I won’t be using it this year.

The composer is Pompeo Cannicciari, who also has a nice “Improperium exspectavit” (the Palm Sunday offertory) on CPDL.


At Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:43:00 AM, Blogger Jeffrey Tucker said...

Why the retreat?

At Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:57:00 AM, Blogger Cantor said...

For one, because I am already planning 4 communion chants, Palestrina “Sicut”, and now, Hallelujah chorus.

Also because I sense that the singers are eager, at least for the time being, for less “heady” music. Bearing in mind that they never sang a note of polyphony (save for, years ago, Hallelujah) before I got there, I want to keep things comfortable. Slow and steady - or at least, slower and steadier than it’s been.


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