Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Great Chant Resource : Putting the Whole Gradual on Youtube

Yesterday I just happened to stumble across a chant website called Gregoriana, the work of Mr Marek Klein from Slovakia. Among various other activities, one section of the site is called the Graduale Project, in which he proposes to make available recordings of literally everything in the Graduale Triplex. This project has been going on for a few years now; the most recent update (embedded below) was posted only 3 days ago. These will certainly be very helpful to scholas who want to learn some of the more elaborate parts of the chant repertoire.

Mr Klein describes the project thus: “The performing of Gregorian chant is different with every singer, and it is impossible to consider any way of performing as the only correct one. Neither do I consider my way of singing as the only correct one or the best one. I am also aware that the chants of the Graduale (the main part of them) are not meant to be sung by (a) soloist, but by ... a schola. I hope, however, that in spite of these drawbacks, my recordings will find their audience and that they can become a helpful resource for someone — a resource, which I was looking for without success at the time of my beginnings.”

His youtube channel “GradualeProject” has a dozens of videos posted to it, going back three years. Here is the most recent, the Gradual Ecce quam bonum from the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost.

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