Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Technique of Gregorian Chironomy 2.0

After taking a closer look at J.R. Carroll's Technique of Gregorian Chironomy, Scott Turkington was astounded. He had never seen this book before, and he found it outstanding. It is not only the single book on the subject ever made available, but he actually believes it to be the best tutorial for anyone aspiring to be a chant conductor. He urged us to put it out in a large format 8.5X11 with spiral binding so that it can sit on a podium. That seems right to me so the version posted a few days ago is no more and it is replaced with this one. It ends up being more expensive due to the coil binding but that's ok. It seems like a better product overall, and worth it for this one-of-a-kind book that will now serve as the text for Chant Intensive workshops.

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