The Cathy List 2

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This week I’m starting with a choral classic by Gregorio Allegri from the 1630s (so late Renaissance). The ‘Miserere’ text is about pleading God for mercy. A recurring feature is the monastic plainchant (single line, chanting text) sung by the men responded to by the most beautiful angelic-sounding choir in the distance, with ecstatic high […]