Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jeffrey Ostrowski on Many Secrets of the Vatican Edition of the Graduale Romanum

So many people appreciated Jeffrey Ostrowski's presentation on the notation of the Vatican Edition of the Gradual Romanum (1908). It is a special treasure with many odd accidents of history embedded in its pages - a masterpiece of precision that paradoxically leaves many open ends regarding performance practice (especially ironic given that it appeared 1000 years after Guido and his successors believed that they would bring to an end the variations in rhythm and pitch). In any case, I seriously doubt that anyone knows as much about this subject as Ostrowski. Here is his presentation.



The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 1 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 2 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 3 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 4 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 5 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 6 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.


The Secret of the Mora Vocis (Editio Vaticana) • Part 7 (of 7) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.
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