PipeChat Digest #2129 - Tuesday, May 29, 2001
 
Re: Choir Size
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Choir Size
  by "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net>
A Week of Chant With the Monks of Solesmes
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
Re: Choir Size
  by <ScottFop@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Choir Size From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:05:21 EDT     --part1_96.14f919b8.284530d1_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 5/29/01 10:15:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 organist@total.net writes:   > our choir has... > 41 sopranos > 38 altos > 16 tenors > 16 bases >=3D20 > we recently merged the 'adult' choir with the 'youth' choir.=3D20   Good LORD! And is there room for the clergy and congregation??? =3D20 We are to the point where I have had to have the chancel choir pews on = the=3D20 console side lengthened to accomodate 3 more singers on each side. There = wa=3D s=3D20 originally a gap between those pews and the sides of the monstrous = Kilgen=3D20 console because of needed access to the electro-mechanical components in = the=3D =3D20 console. Now that it is all solid state the console may be accessed = from=3D20 another location all together. But if the choir membership grows much = more=3D20=3D I=3D20 will have to do a waiting list. (Cool problem though, huh?)     > members from the age of 11 to 76. It sounds wonderful.   I think it's great to include youth if they are willing to make the = time=3D20 commitment and be there to support the program, and not just when its=3D20 convenient.   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music and Liturgy THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_96.14f919b8.284530d1_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">In a message dated = 5/29/01 10:=3D 15:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 <BR>organist@total.net writes: <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">our choir has... <BR>41 sopranos <BR>38 altos <BR>16 tenors <BR>16 bases <BR> <BR>we recently merged the 'adult' choir with the 'youth' choir. = </FONT><FON=3D T COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D3 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"=3D ></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">Good LORD! And is there room for the clergy and = congregation=3D ??? &nbsp; <BR>We are to the point where I have had to have the chancel choir pews on = t=3D he=3D20 <BR>console side lengthened to accomodate 3 more singers on each side. = &nbsp=3D ;There was=3D20 <BR>originally a gap between those pews and the sides of the monstrous = Kilge=3D n=3D20 <BR>console because of needed access to the electro-mechanical components = in=3D the=3D20 <BR>console. &nbsp;Now that it is all solid state the console may be = accesse=3D d from=3D20 <BR>another location all together. &nbsp;But if the choir membership grows = m=3D uch more I=3D20 <BR>will have to do a waiting list. &nbsp;(Cool problem though, huh?) <BR> <BR> <BR>Now, we have <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff = 2px s=3D olid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">members from = t=3D he age of 11 to 76. It sounds wonderful.</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" = SIZE=3D =3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" = LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>I think it's great to include youth if they are willing to make the = time=3D =3D20 <BR>commitment and be there to support the program, and not just when = its=3D20 <BR>convenient. <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music and = L=3D iturgy <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_96.14f919b8.284530d1_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Choir Size From: "Carlo Pietroniro" <organist@total.net> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:18:58 -0400   Scott,   the choir in our church sits at the back of the sanctuary, facing the congregation. The organ console is on the right, and the piano is on the left. We sing everything in SATB. The kids love it very much. Actually, we have a 99% attendance rate. Funny thing, there are more adults who don't show up than the kids. We sing all summer, and we have 3 practices per = week.   Carlo    
(back) Subject: A Week of Chant With the Monks of Solesmes From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:18:26 EDT     --part1_90.15065347.284533e2_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   I am posting this on behalf of a good friend and colleague, Dr. Norah = Duncan=3D ,=3D20 Organist-Choirmaster at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit. This=3D20 promises to be an absolutely outstanding week of music and learning for = all=3D20 of us! if any of you are remotely interested or able to attend, I = strongly=3D20 encourage you to do so and bring your choir members and other colleagues = who=3D =3D20 will also benefit from it. (And to any out-of-towners: I can promise = an=3D20 after hours tour of the Shrine and the Grand Kilgen too!) Dr. Duncan may = be=3D =3D20 privately contacted at Ndunc4@aol.com. (Keep reading.....)   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music and Liturgy THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     A Week of Chant with the Monks of Solesmes at Blessed Sacrament = Cathedral=3D20 (9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan)=3D20 Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22, 2001=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 This year, the City of Detroit celebrates the 300th anniversary of = its=3D20 founding by French explorers on July 24, 1701.=3DC2=3DA0 The Church = pays=3D20 special tribute to its local heritage as well, with the establishment of = Ste=3D ..=3D20 Anne de Detroit Church on July 26, 1701.=3DC2=3DA0 As part of the = year-long=3D20 celebration, the Cathedral Cultural Series is offering a unique program = for=3D20 the study, practice and performance of Gregorian chant under the direction = o=3D f=3D20 the Monks of Solesmes Abbey in France.=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 This program has been designed to acquaint or re-acquaint Christians=3D20 throughout the metropolitan Detroit area with the rich treasury of = Gregorian=3D =3D20 chant.=3DC2=3DA0 Increased interest in chant in recent years has been = evidenced=3D20=3D by the=3D20 popularity of new recordings and the growth in sales of this = beautiful=3D20 devotional music.=3DC2=3DA0 Gregorian chant was composed to communicate = the corr=3D ect=3D20 reading of Latin texts written alongside them (taken in large measure = from=3D20 Biblical quotations). Gregorian chant's exceptional beauty comes from = this=3D20 perfect harmony between the melodies and the words they join.=3DC2=3DA0 = Gregoria=3D n=3D20 chant, the official liturgical music of the Roman Catholic Church for=3D20 thirteen centuries, continues to inspire people to prayer at the dawn of = the=3D =3D20 Third Millennium of Christianity.=3D20   The Theory=3D20 Our presenters from Solesmes Abbey, Fr. Daniel Saulnier and Mr. = Sarunas=3D20 Visockis, will discuss the development of chant, from its Mediterranean = and=3D20 Christian origins to the Roman-Frankish influences during the eighth = century=3D ;=3D20 the decline of post-Gregorian compositions and its restoration during = the=3D20 19th and 20th centuries. Participants will gain insight on Gregorian chant = i=3D n=3D20 a liturgical context, the various kinds of cantillation and psalmody, = and=3D20 other kinds of liturgical chants.=3DC2=3DA0 A discussion and rhythmical = analysis=3D of=3D20 Gregorian compositions =3DE2=3D80=3D94 its verbal rhythm as expressed = through Greg=3D orian=3D20 notation and its use of modality =3DE2=3D80=3D94 will help participants = understand=3D the=3D20 rudiments of chant construction.=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 Father Saulnier will = offer cont=3D emporary=3D20 scholarship as he discusses his work with the main Medieval manuscripts = and=3D20 the different historical schools of music notation.=3D20   The Practicum=3D20 Every evening, the theoretical discussions of the afternoon will be = given=3D20 practical applications.=3DC2=3DA0 Participants in the evening sessions = will have=3D an=3D20 opportunity to sing chant under the direction of our presenters.=3DC2=3DA0 = Style=3D s of=3D20 conducting chant will be demonstrated as well as phrasing and = articulation.=3D =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 More importantly, participants will be preparing for a real = liturgical=3D20 experience with chant, which will take place on Friday night during Evening=3D20 Prayer at the conclusion of the week=3DE2=3D80=3D99s activities.=3D20   Evening Prayer=3D20 The Gregorian Chant Institute will conclude with Evening Prayer at = the=3D20 Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.=3DC2=3DA0 All are invited to = attend.=3D =3DC2=3DA0 Using=3D20 the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week, the choir of = Institute=3D20 participants will lift their voices and hearts, praying in the delicate = and=3D20 complex manner that is Gregorian chant.=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 About the Monks of Solesmes=3D20 The community of Solesmes has achieved a worldwide reputation for its=3D20 devotion to monastic and liturgical studies.=3DC2=3DA0 Perhaps the = greatest work=3D done=3D20 by the monks of Solesmes, and that for which they are best known, has = been=3D20 the restoration of the true Gregorian chant of the Church.=3DC2=3DA0 The = labors=3D20=3D of the=3D20 Solesmes fathers received the highest possible recognition in 1904, when = Pop=3D e=3D20 Pius X (Motu Proprio, 25 April, 1904) entrusted particularly to the monks = of=3D =3D20 the French Congregation and to the monastery of Solesmes, the work of=3D20 preparing an official Vatican edition of the Church=3DE2=3D80=3D99s = chant.=3D20   Fr. Daniel Saulnier, Director of Paleography (the historical study = and=3D20 interpretation of chant manuscripts) at the Abbey of Solesmes, will = direct=3D20 the week-long Chant program at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.=3DC2=3DA0 He = will be=3D =3D20 assisted by Mr. Sarunas Visockis, from the Chant Summer Institute at=3D20 Solesmes.=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Registration Fees:=3D20   Theory & Practicum 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. $75.00=3D20 Theory Only 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $75.00=3D20 Practicum Only 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $25.00=3D20 Evening Meals (light) 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $30.00=3D20 Evening Prayer Participant (Friday, June 22) free=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 CEU's - Contact Patricia Rennie 313-883-8500.=3DC2=3DA0 College = Undergraduate/Gr=3D aduate=3D20 Credits (2): Contact Norah Duncan IV 313-577-6007=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 For more information or a brochure, contact Norah Duncan IV at = 313-577-6007=3D20 or e-mail to <A HREF=3D3D"mailto:ndunc4@aol.com">ndunc4@aol.com</A>.=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Schedule=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Monday -Friday, June 18-22=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Theory=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA= 0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3D =3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 3:00-5:00 pm=3D20 Practicum=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2= =3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3D20=3D 7:00-9:00 pm=3D20   Monday, June 18=3DC2=3DA0History of Gregorian Chant=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Mediterranean and Christian origins=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Composition of the Romano-Frankish = repertory (8th cent.)=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Post-Gregorian compositions and = decadence=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Restoration of 19th-20th century chant; = works of Solesmes=3D =3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Tuesday, June 19=3DC2=3DA0The Liturgical Context of Gregorian = Composition=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Singing in the liturgy, the oldest = structures=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The different kinds of cantillation and = psalmody=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The main musical forms of the Mass and the = Office=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Other kinds of liturgical chants=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Wednesday, June 20=3DC2=3DA0Gregorian Modality=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The pentatonic scale=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The archaic modes of cantillation and = psalmody=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The =3DE2=3D80=3D9COctoechos=3DE2=3D80=3D9D = and Carolingian compositi=3D ons=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Thursday, June 21=3DC2=3DA0Rhythmical Analysis of Gregorian = Compositions=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Verbal rhythm:=3DC2=3DA0 word-melody = symbiosis=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Neumes and rhythm: Gregorian semiology=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3D20 Friday, June 22=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0Medieval Sources of Gregorian = Repertory=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Main medieval manuscripts=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The different schools for music = writing=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Musical paleography and Gregorian = restoration=3D20   Friday, June 22=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0Evening Prayer in Gregorian = Chant=3DC2=3DA08:00-9:00=3D20=3D pm=3D20 =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 Public is invited to = attend=3D20   For twenty-five years, the Cathedral Cultural Series has offered patrons = of=3D20 sacred music stunning performances in the Cathedral of the Most Blessed=3D20 Sacrament, the mother church of Roman Catholicism in the Archdiocese = of=3D20 Detroit.=3D20   For directions to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral call 313-865-6300.=3D20       --part1_90.15065347.284533e2_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">I am posting this on behalf = of a go=3D od friend and colleague, Dr. Norah Duncan,=3D20 <BR>Organist-Choirmaster at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit. = &nbsp;Th=3D is=3D20 <BR>promises to be an absolutely outstanding week of music and learning = for=3D20=3D all=3D20 <BR>of us! &nbsp;if any of you are remotely interested or able to attend, = I=3D20=3D strongly=3D20 <BR>encourage you to do so and bring your choir members and other = colleagues=3D who=3D20 <BR>will also benefit from it. &nbsp;(And to any out-of-towners: I can = promi=3D se an=3D20 <BR>after hours tour of the Shrine and the Grand Kilgen too!) &nbsp;Dr. = Dunc=3D an may be=3D20 <BR>privately contacted at Ndunc4@aol.com. &nbsp;(Keep reading.....) <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><B> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D3D"Comic=3D Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and = Director=3D20=3D of Music and Liturgy <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><B> <BR> <BR>A Week of Chant with the Monks of Solesmes at Blessed Sacrament = Cathedra=3D l=3D20 <BR>(9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan)</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000"=3D SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"></B>=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><B>Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22, 2001</FONT><FONT = COL=3D OR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" = LANG=3D3D"0"></B>=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>This year, the City of Detroit celebrates the 300th anniversary of = its=3D20 <BR>founding by French explorers on July 24, 1701.=3DC2=3DA0 The Church = pays=3D20 <BR>special tribute to its local heritage as well, with the establishment = of=3D Ste.=3D20 <BR>Anne de Detroit Church on July 26, 1701.=3DC2=3DA0 As part of the = year-long=3D20 <BR>celebration, the Cathedral Cultural Series is offering a unique = program=3D20=3D for=3D20 <BR>the study, practice and performance of Gregorian chant under the = directi=3D on of=3D20 <BR>the Monks of Solesmes Abbey in France.=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>This program has been designed to acquaint or re-acquaint = Christians=3D20 <BR>throughout the metropolitan Detroit area with the rich treasury of = Grego=3D rian=3D20 <BR>chant.=3DC2=3DA0 Increased interest in chant in recent years has been = eviden=3D ced by the=3D20 <BR>popularity of new recordings and the growth in sales of this = beautiful=3D20 <BR>devotional music.=3DC2=3DA0 Gregorian chant was composed to = communicate the=3D20=3D correct=3D20 <BR>reading of Latin texts written alongside them (taken in large measure = fr=3D om=3D20 <BR>Biblical quotations). Gregorian chant's exceptional beauty comes from = th=3D is=3D20 <BR>perfect harmony between the melodies and the words they = join.=3DC2=3DA0 Greg=3D orian=3D20 <BR>chant, the official liturgical music of the Roman Catholic Church = for=3D20 <BR>thirteen centuries, continues to inspire people to prayer at the dawn = of=3D the=3D20 <BR>Third Millennium of Christianity.=3D20 <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">The Theory=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">Our presenters from Solesmes Abbey, Fr. Daniel Saulnier = and=3D20=3D Mr. Sarunas=3D20 <BR>Visockis, will discuss the development of chant, from its Mediterranean=3D20=3D and=3D20 <BR>Christian origins to the Roman-Frankish influences during the eighth = cen=3D tury;=3D20 <BR>the decline of post-Gregorian compositions and its restoration during = th=3D e=3D20 <BR>19th and 20th centuries. Participants will gain insight on Gregorian = cha=3D nt in=3D20 <BR>a liturgical context, the various kinds of cantillation and psalmody, = an=3D d=3D20 <BR>other kinds of liturgical chants.=3DC2=3DA0 A discussion and = rhythmical anal=3D ysis of=3D20 <BR>Gregorian compositions =3DE2=3D80=3D94 its verbal rhythm as expressed = through=3D20=3D Gregorian=3D20 <BR>notation and its use of modality =3DE2=3D80=3D94 will help = participants unders=3D tand the=3D20 <BR>rudiments of chant construction.=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 Father Saulnier = will offer=3D20=3D contemporary=3D20 <BR>scholarship as he discusses his work with the main Medieval = manuscripts=3D20=3D and=3D20 <BR>the different historical schools of music notation.=3D20 <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">The Practicum=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">Every evening, the theoretical discussions of the = afternoon=3D20=3D will be given=3D20 <BR>practical applications.=3DC2=3DA0 Participants in the evening sessions = will=3D20=3D have an=3D20 <BR>opportunity to sing chant under the direction of our = presenters.=3DC2=3DA0 S=3D tyles of=3D20 <BR>conducting chant will be demonstrated as well as phrasing and = articulati=3D on.=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>More importantly, participants will be preparing for a real = liturgical=3D20 <BR>experience with chant, which will take place on Friday night during = Even=3D ing=3D20 <BR>Prayer at the conclusion of the week=3DE2=3D80=3D99s activities.=3D20 <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">Evening Prayer=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">The Gregorian Chant Institute will conclude with Evening = Pra=3D yer at the=3D20 <BR>Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.=3DC2=3DA0 All are invited to = attend=3D ..=3DC2=3DA0 Using=3D20 <BR>the knowledge and skills gained throughout the week, the choir of = Instit=3D ute=3D20 <BR>participants will lift their voices and hearts, praying in the = delicate=3D20=3D and=3D20 <BR>complex manner that is Gregorian chant.=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0">About the Monks of Solesmes</FONT><FONT = COLOR=3D3D"#000000" S=3D IZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">=3D20 <BR>The community of Solesmes has achieved a worldwide reputation for = its=3D20 <BR>devotion to monastic and liturgical studies.=3DC2=3DA0 Perhaps the = greatest=3D20=3D work done=3D20 <BR>by the monks of Solesmes, and that for which they are best known, has = be=3D en=3D20 <BR>the restoration of the true Gregorian chant of the Church.=3DC2=3DA0 = The lab=3D ors of the=3D20 <BR>Solesmes fathers received the highest possible recognition in 1904, = when=3D Pope=3D20 <BR>Pius X (Motu Proprio, 25 April, 1904) entrusted particularly to the = monk=3D s of=3D20 <BR>the French Congregation and to the monastery of Solesmes, the work = of=3D20 <BR>preparing an official Vatican edition of the Church=3DE2=3D80=3D99s = chant.=3D20 <BR> <BR>Fr. Daniel Saulnier, Director of Paleography (the historical study = and=3D20 <BR>interpretation of chant manuscripts) at the Abbey of Solesmes, will = dire=3D ct=3D20 <BR>the week-long Chant program at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral.=3DC2=3DA0 = He wil=3D l be=3D20 <BR>assisted by Mr. Sarunas Visockis, from the Chant Summer Institute = at=3D20 <BR>Solesmes.=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><B>Registration Fees:</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" = SIZE=3D =3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"></B>=3D20 <BR> <BR>Theory &amp; Practicum 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. $75.00=3D20 <BR>Theory Only 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. $75.00=3D20 <BR>Practicum Only 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $25.00=3D20 <BR>Evening Meals (light) 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $30.00=3D20 <BR>Evening Prayer Participant (Friday, June 22) free=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>CEU's - Contact Patricia Rennie 313-883-8500.=3DC2=3DA0 College = Undergraduat=3D e/Graduate=3D20 <BR>Credits (2): Contact Norah Duncan IV 313-577-6007=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>For more information or a brochure, contact Norah Duncan IV at = 313-577-6=3D 007=3D20 <BR>or e-mail to <A = HREF=3D3D"mailto:ndunc4@aol.com">ndunc4@aol.com</A></FONT>=3D <FONT COLOR=3D3D"#8080ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D =3D3D"0">.=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000ff" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"><B>Schedule</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0"></B>=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Monday -Friday, June 18-22=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Theory=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2= =3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3D =3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 3:00-5:00 pm=3D20 <BR>Practicum=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0= =3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3D =3DC2=3DA0 7:00-9:00 pm=3D20 <BR> <BR>Monday, June 18=3DC2=3DA0History of Gregorian Chant=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Mediterranean and Christian = origins=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Composition of the Romano-Frankish = repertory (8th cen=3D t.)=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Post-Gregorian compositions and = decadence=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Restoration of 19th-20th century chant; = works of Sole=3D smes=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Tuesday, June 19=3DC2=3DA0The Liturgical Context of Gregorian = Composition=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Singing in the liturgy, the oldest = structures=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The different kinds of cantillation and = psalmody=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The main musical forms of the Mass and = the Office=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Other kinds of liturgical chants=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Wednesday, June 20=3DC2=3DA0Gregorian Modality=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The pentatonic scale=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The archaic modes of cantillation and = psalmody=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The = =3DE2=3D80=3D9COctoechos=3DE2=3D80=3D9D and Carolingian compo=3D sitions=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Thursday, June 21=3DC2=3DA0Rhythmical Analysis of Gregorian = Compositions=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Verbal rhythm:=3DC2=3DA0 word-melody = symbiosis=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Neumes and rhythm: Gregorian = semiology=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3D20 <BR>Friday, June 22=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0Medieval Sources of Gregorian = Repertory=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Main medieval manuscripts=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-The different schools for music = writing=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0-Musical paleography and Gregorian = restoration=3D20 <BR> <BR>Friday, June 22=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0Evening Prayer in Gregorian = Chant=3DC2=3DA08:00-9=3D :00 pm=3D20 <BR>=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0=3DC2=3DA0 Public is invited = to attend=3D20 <BR> <BR>For twenty-five years, the Cathedral Cultural Series has offered = patrons=3D of=3D20 <BR>sacred music stunning performances in the Cathedral of the Most = Blessed=3D20 <BR>Sacrament, the mother church of Roman Catholicism in the Archdiocese = of=3D20 <BR>Detroit.=3D20 <BR> <BR>For directions to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral call 313-865-6300.=3D20 <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D3D"Comic=3D Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_90.15065347.284533e2_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: Choir Size From: <ScottFop@aol.com> Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 13:22:49 EDT     --part1_21.c53b0b0.284534e9_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   In a message dated 5/29/01 1:19:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 organist@total.net writes:     > the choir in our church sits at the back of the sanctuary, facing the > congregation. The organ console is on the right, and the piano is on the > left. We sing everything in SATB. The kids love it very much. Actually, = we > have a 99% attendance rate. Funny thing, there are more adults who don't > show up than the kids. We sing all summer, and we have 3 practices per = wee=3D k. >=3D20   Is this a Roman Catholic Church? The piano/organ reference throws=3D20 me........sounds more like Southern Baptist. Regarding the kids showing = up=3D20 over the adults- I am not surprised. Now and then we come across some = reall=3D y=3D20 responsible young people and it is a joy to work with them!   SCOTT F. FOPPIANO, Principal Organist and Director of Music and Liturgy THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI (Geo. Kilgen & Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) =3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat dicens, fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D     --part1_21.c53b0b0.284534e9_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"UTF-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Language: en   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D =3D3D"SCRIPT" FACE=3D3D"Comic Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0">In a message dated = 5/29/01 1:1=3D 9:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20 <BR>organist@total.net writes: <BR> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D3D"Ar=3D ial" LANG=3D3D"0"> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3D3DCITE style=3D3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-=3D LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">the choir in our church = sit=3D s at the back of the sanctuary, facing the <BR>congregation. The organ console is on the right, and the piano is on = the <BR>left. We sing everything in SATB. The kids love it very much. = Actually,=3D20=3D we <BR>have a 99% attendance rate. Funny thing, there are more adults who = don't <BR>show up than the kids. We sing all summer, and we have 3 practices per = w=3D eek. <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D3D"#0000a0" SIZE=3D3D2 FAMILY=3D3D"SCRIPT" = FACE=3D3D"Comic=3D Sans MS" LANG=3D3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <BR>Is this a Roman Catholic Church? &nbsp;The piano/organ reference = throws=3D20 <BR>me........sounds more like Southern Baptist. &nbsp;Regarding the kids = sh=3D owing up=3D20 <BR>over the adults- I am not surprised. &nbsp;Now and then we come across = s=3D ome really=3D20 <BR>responsible young people and it is a joy to work with them! <BR> <BR><B>SCOTT F. FOPPIANO</B>, Principal Organist and Director of Music and = L=3D iturgy <BR>THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER, Royal Oak, MI <BR>(Geo. Kilgen &amp; Son, St. Louis, MO, Opus 5180, 1933) <BR><I>=3DE2=3D80=3D9CCantantibus organis Caecilia Domino decantabat = dicens, <BR>fiat cor meum immaculatum ut non confundar.=3DE2=3D80=3D9D</I> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_21.c53b0b0.284534e9_boundary--