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    By Nicholas Temperley https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.07356 Extract The two halves of the choir (in an architectural sense) in an English cathedral or a large church or chapel: decani is the south side, cantoris the north. The names mean 'dean's [side]', 'cantor's [side]', and...
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    Can anyone recognize this?
  3. Religious Music
    What are your favorite Stabat Maters? Listening to Charles Villiers Stanford - Stabat Mater (1906). I found this interesting page: http://www.stabatmater.info/ The author mentions her husband had 211 stabat mater cds.
  4. Religious Music
    From Byzantine Empire, Georgia, Russia, Romania and Serbia. Can anyone introduce/recommend some historical works belong to this church? A few Georgian chants I heard several years ago were very oriental and spiritual and I liked them. I hope I find more.
  5. Solved Cases (archive)
    Hi, Been trying to indentify this music or something similar. Seems to be atonal ( ish ) church organ with dissonant choirs. Thanks for any help. I would be happy to get any recommendations for similar music, I enjoy serious atonality or dissonance and have never come heard much with church...
  6. Vocal Music
    Here is a challenge for you: Let's find and gather all choral works with orchestra that are inspired by Russian Orthodox chant style or featuring these in some way. It does not have to be a sacred piece, it can be secular - either way. Traditionally the Russian Orthodox church does not like...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    So. I love a) Schubert and b) sacred music (albeit of an earlier era - Tallis, Palestrina). So to investigate Sch's sacred music would seem a no-brainer, no? However, I have read that it is perhaps not quite up to the, well, heavenly standard of his orchestral, chamber and solo piano work...
  8. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Whether Baroque, early Classical or late Classical, church from the 17th to 18th centuries were all part of the classical music heritage. Most in not all composers had original training one way or another with the church. You certainly do not need to be religious to be able to enjoy the church...
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