Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roman Chant: Another View


I've been listening to quite a bit of Marcel Peres' Ensemble Organum lately. His reconstruction of Old Roman Chant is deeply moving. (Could it be that bass drone effect that fascinates the piper? Maybe. But so much more.) Here's a sample, pretty much at random; it was the first of the results of my latest search. It's the Orbis Factor Kryie.

There doesn't seem to be much on line on Marcel Peres, not in English anyway. Here are a couple of pages for an overview. From Wikipedia. From Chant Village.

And thanks to the New Liturgical Movement for first putting up a sample of the Ensemble Organum a few weeks ago. I had heard of them for years but not actually heard them.