PipeChat Digest #2132 - Wednesday, May 30, 2001
 
Re: Divided Choirs Gabrielli's and Basilica de San Marco
  by <ManderUSA@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Divided Choirs Gabrielli's and Basilica de San Marco From: <ManderUSA@aol.com> Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 00:16:02 EDT     --part1_88.72cfc6d.2845ce02_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   In a message dated 5/29/2001 10:11:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, RonSeverin@aol.com writes:     > Did you mean the Gabrielis and San Marco in Venice? They made > the old Basilica famous   Indeed. Scholars show that antiphonal practice was very strong in San = Marco, given both the wonderful acoustic and the irresistable presence of the balconies, but that the tradition of the antiphonal choirs was well entrenched in other places like Bologna, possibly before it occurred to = the Venetians.   Not too many years ago, I sat through the four Sunday morning Masses at = San Marco, hoping for something redolent of the splendor of an older time. Faggedaboutit! No reasonably self-respecting Roman Catholic parish church = in America would put up with what I heard that day. The last Mass, sometime around noon, was the drop needle Mass (using an LP of organ music), = complete with great scratches as the needle roamed around the grooves both for = prelude and postlude. To this we've come!   Cheers,   Malcolm   --part1_88.72cfc6d.2845ce02_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><BODY BGCOLOR=3D"#ffffff"><FONT = SIZE=3D2>In a message dated 5/29/2001 10:11:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time, <BR>RonSeverin@aol.com writes: <BR> <BR> <BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; = MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Did you mean the = Gabrielis and San Marco in Venice? They made <BR>the old Basilica famous</FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D3 = FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR></FONT><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" = FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"> <BR>Indeed. Scholars show that antiphonal practice was very strong in San = Marco, <BR>given both the wonderful acoustic and the irresistable presence of the =   <BR>balconies, but that the tradition of the antiphonal choirs was well <BR>entrenched in other places like Bologna, possibly before it occurred = to the <BR>Venetians. <BR> <BR>Not too many years ago, I sat through the four Sunday morning Masses = at San <BR>Marco, hoping for something redolent of the splendor of an older time. =   <BR>Faggedaboutit! No reasonably self-respecting Roman Catholic parish = church in <BR>America would put up with what I heard that day. The last Mass, = sometime <BR>around noon, was the drop needle Mass (using an LP of organ music), = complete <BR>with great scratches as the needle roamed around the grooves both for = prelude <BR>and postlude. To this we've come! <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Malcolm </FONT></HTML>   --part1_88.72cfc6d.2845ce02_boundary--