Saturday, February 19, 2011

Music hath charms ...

Thank you to the Crescat for finding this selection:



There's a definite difference in effect between men and women singing plainsong. With men, it's a more mournful, dolorous quality; with women, it's lighter, more ethereal. Either way, when it's part of a Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine Latin), the effect on the person attending for the first time must be mind-blowing. One day, I keep telling myself ....