Hi Avanti, great work at rehearsal! Here is this week’s Blog, complied by Andy, Elena and Namrata. Have a great weekend and happy practicing.
Historical references and concepts:
We talked about the opening words of the Mass — Kyrie Eleison (Lord, have mercy) being the only Greek words in the entire text of a Latin Mass we are singing. Here is how it happened.
“After Rome fell in 476, Byzantium was the only vestige of the Holy Roman Empire — an empire that had withstood barbarian invasions and upheld the faith for centuries. In 1054, the Great Schism (separation/fall out) between happened and the Medieval Christianity split into two branches — the Eastern Orthodox Catholics and Roman Catholics. The Byzantine split with Roman Catholicism came about when Charlemagne, King of the Franks, was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor in 800. From the Byzantine viewpoint, this was a slap to the Eastern Emperor and the Byzantine Empire itself.
Even the Western Christianity separated, they continued to celebrate the sacred Liturgy in Greek. At some point the Roman Mass was translated into Latin, but the historical record on this process is sparse.
Here is the map of the split:
And here is a picture of the Kyrie Eleison chant as it was originally written in medieval notation called neumes.. Cool, huh? Can you sight sing it? 🙂
IMPORTANT: The practice recordings of individual lines for the Messe Breve: Kyrie and Gloria are included at the end of this Blog. as well as for Will There Really Be A “Morning”?. Scroll down to the bottom to find them!
Hi everyone! Here are two abbreviated flows that you can practice alone either separately or as one big flow! The flows are indented so if you do decide to do one or the other, follow the unindented steps and then skip to the flow you would like!
Gloria, Sop 1, mm. 1-36
Gloria, Sop 2, mm.1-36
Gloria, Alto 1, mm. 1-36
Gloria, Alto 2, mm. 1-36
Gloria, Sop, Lento, mm. 69-102
Gloria, Alto, Lento, mm. 69-102
Gloria, Sop 1, Quoniam, mm. 103-117
Gloria, Sop 2, Quoniam, mm. 103-117
Gloria, Alto 1, Quoniam, mm. 103-117
Gloria, Alto 2, Quoniam, mm.103-117
Gloria, Sop, 118-end
Gloria, Alto, 118-end
Gloria, Middle Divisi Split, (Sop 2/Alto 1) 138-end
Will There Really Be A “Morning”? Sop
Will There Really Be A “Morning”? Alto