Monday, October 1, 2012

What is the Ictus, anyway?

It isn't a word accent.  It isn't a downbeat.  Why is it so controversial?  Some claim it is the tool that has kept the chant moving forward for over one hundred years.  Others shudder at the thought.  Learn more about it in Dom Mocquereau's A Study of Gregorian Musical Rhythm, available now on Amazon.

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