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a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church

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Taking the middle group of essays first, high praise is due for the treatment given to plainsong in England as exemplified in Andrew Hughes's 'British Rhymed Offices: a Catalogue and Commentary' and David Hiley's 'Post-Pentecost Alleluias in Medieval British Liturgies'.
The 66-year-old already has a new band, 3 Boxes, made up of himself, Griffiths and former Plainsong member Clive Gregson, and will be setting off on a Christmas tour with Hank Wangford's band this winter.
A member of the original Fairport Convention line-up, singer/songwriter Iain Matthews went on the achieve fame with his bands Southern Comfort and Plainsong.
The 15 selections cover a wide range of Advent and Christmas music from the plainsong melody "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" to 20th-century Derek Holman's setting of "Make We Joy Now in This Feast.
this intense but inscrutable tale involving a woman's gradual remembrance of a long-suppressed trauma fits solidly into a rich tradition of heartfelt yet resolutely uncommercial feature-length fare that emphasizes precisely calibrated stylistic tributes (in this case "Dreyer, Bresson, the composure of Bach, plainsong and the intense passion of Noh," according to filmmaker Jay Anania) over conventional narrative.
For the first time, we can examine a chronologically continuous series of works extending from the "broken" plainsong settings of the 1530s through the equal-note, chant-based works of the 1550s and 1560s to the dances and variations of Elizabeth's reign.
Daltrocanto give the plainsong settings of the Gradual (Requiem eternam), the Offertory and the Communion; a sound idea, certainly, but why omit the Tract?
Maillard was an able contrapuntist whose music joined a clear if often repetitive sense of melodic shape with a penchant for reworking melodies drawn from plainsong and psalmody.
Two "sleepers" with excellent word of mouth are Plainsong, a National Book Award finalist, by Kent Haruf, the latest in the author's series about life in the West, and The Gesture Life by Chang-Rae Lee, which deals with a traumatic event that changes a man's life forever.
It's a dramatic piece based on the Advent plainsong of the same name and was one of the first major works with which Evelyn Glennie established her international reputation.
Some low-key pilot shows in a pub in Brighton went down well, and also brought former Liverpool Scene, Grimms and Plainsong guitarist Andy Roberts on board.
Completing the set is the novel Plainsong, by a little-known writer called Kent Haruf.
Plainsong links in the Praetorius Magnificat were pure, but the dogged delivery elsewhere seemed expressionless.
The 14-minute opus, for two choral groups and organ, splices settings of verse by medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen with refrains of the universally-known Veni Creator plainsong motif.
The Huddersfield Singers chamber choir are at home singing plainsong to present-day material.