Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chant Mania

Jeffrey Ostrowski sent this image to me, the books he just purchased from the MusicaSacra storefront, part of his contribution in the hope of putting MusicaSacra over the top to win the prize money that will go to Colloquium scholarships. Looking at them this way, I'm struck by what a different world we live in today as versus the past. It was only 4 years ago that I and others spent days on the phone, desperate to find notated versions of Communion Psalms. Now there are two books in print, available to everyone. The Chants Abreges book was completely lost to history -- the work of Dom Gajard. There are yet others available, in this outpouring of resources.