Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Taking it slow - Ensemble Organum and the Salve Regina

Marcel Peres' ensemble is always showing us the relationship between the Byzantine and the Roman - something that both sides of that equation would often prefer to forget.  While we modern interpreters of chant, following in the Solesmes' tradition, flow and float through the Salve Regina, here's a very different take.  Is it "more correct," more "historically accurate"?  I'll just stick with "different."  However, we should always remember that all our researches and reconstructions are only that - research and reconstruction.  The music has a life of its own.