Monday, 12 April 2010

Thought for the Day

It is an inspiring thought that we can not only stand in an early medieval church like Charlemagne’s Palatine chapel at Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), built 792-805, but also perform the chant sung at the time the chapel was built or soon after. Inspiring in more ways that one: most obviously because something embedded deep in our history becomes audible.

David Hiley, Introduction to Gregorian Chant, p 1.

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