Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Salve Regina, solemn, monastic use

I just bumped into this because someone was looking for it and I can't resist posting it: the Salve Regina in solemn tone monastic use. It was this, and not the one familiar today, that was the basis of so many polyphonic compositions in the 16th century. How glorious it would be to restore this. You will see what I mean if you listen. Also, this appears in the Parish Book of Chant.

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