Sunday, January 28, 2007

The mystery of familiarity

Who knows how this sort of thing happens but our schola's new version of the Our Father, in English, caught on in exactly two weeks. People sang it this morning as if they had been singing it all their lives. Maybe it is just that intuitive. Don't know. Here is a high-voice sample (recorded in rehearsal and complete with background noise).

The idea of this tune, assembled by William Mahrt, is to better illustrate the text and to bridge the gap that separates English and Latin so that we can make an easy transition to Latin for Lent. If you are interested, here is the sheet music.

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