Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The 8 Gregorian Modes: A Tour with Wassim Sarweh

I find Wassim Sarweh's interpretation of chant to be most compelling. It is highly unusual but without affectation. I sense in his understanding some of his own Syrian heritage plus a natural musicianship with a distinct liturgical character. This is why I'm excited about his Kickstarter campaign to do high-quality recordings of chant in all eight Gregorian Modes. It's a creative idea and with funding he will surely produce some spectacular and revealing.

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