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  • Marathon part 3

    The third installment and the third hour of the day (more or less).

  • Marathon part 2

    The next installment of the Little Office Marathon from last Saturday is the hour of Prime - named as the first hour of the day, so at sunrise.

  • Marathon - singing all the hours in one day

    Last Saturday I finally took the plunge and recorded myself singing all the hours of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s taken me a while to get around to editing them ready to upload, but here is the first installment.

  • Modes

    Modes are a way of categorizing Gregorian chant according to the pitch the melody tends to orbit and where the melody finishes. The modes generally came after most of the chant, so sometimes some chant doesn’t totally fit a certain mode, or even seems to shift modality. This is more a thing with longer chant - like the Gradual at...