Once again, Euouae is creating an uproar in the international Gregorian chant blogosphere.  Today our 2010 performance of Audi filia inspired this comment:

non è cosi che si canta il Gregoriano! non siete in gara di velocità e nemmeno dovete fare agonismo! potete stare più tranquille e pregare senza miagolare!

I am reminded of the Leonard Bernstein song “I Hate Music,” performed here by the inimitable Barbra Streisand:

Although to my knowledge no medieval theorist ever described Gregorian chant as “peaceful,” there are many today who hear chant performed as anything other than a shapeless dirge and say “that’s not what I call music!”

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