Monday 10 September 2012

Ave Maris Stella

I've had a soft spot for Dufay since once of his songs popped up on an exam paper as a gobbit and I leafed through the complete works of his the next day to find it and breath a sigh of relief that I got the right guy.

Anyway this is rather lovely. It's a pity to have to learn the chants and fill in the musical DNA backwards, but better than nothing in an effort to reconnect the all the fragments of the Church's musical tradition.

It's just a great tune and as music, chant is all tune. It is no accident that musical modernism represents an attack on every aspect of melody.

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Location:The Middle Ages

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