A Gregorian Chant Master Class
Composed by Theodore Marier, KCSG. Sacred. Book. 82 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-7360).
Item Number: GI.G-7360
ISBN 9780972220507. Language: English, Latin.
GIA is proud to be the distributor of this timely publication by the legendary Dr. Theodore Marier, world-renowned scholar, composer, and teacher of the Solesmes method of Gregorian chant.
Published posthumously as his legacy by the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, A Gregorian Chant Master Class provides a wealth of information in a concise volume for anyone wishing to learn the chant.
It is compiled from over fifty years of teaching experience at such venues as St. Paul's Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Catholic University in Washington, DC.
This is a beautiful, elegant edition that includes a textbook and CD outlining ten fundamental points of style distilled by Marier from his teaching experience and explained in his own voice.
These ten instructions are accompanied by supplementary explanations and sung examples. Together, the book and companion CD offer a unique method of instruction designed for choir directors, teachers, and individual students, making it possible for anyone to be initiated into the art of the chant.
Other features include a chart of all the neumes and musical symbols most commonly used in Gregorian chant notation, a simple step-by-step process for determining rhythm, a selection of chant pieces for further study, and musical examples coordinated with the "Liber Cantualis" for immediate use in the liturgy or classroom.
The accompanying CD features the beautiful voices of the Benedictine nuns of the Abbey and the Stamford Schola Gregoriana, conducted by Scott Turkington.
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