Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Imperfect Harmony - Reading Together - Missa Simile est Regnum Coelorum
"I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony." - Gustave Flaubert
"That would mean that when we sing in harmony, the neurons in our brains are likewise literally, not figuratively, firing in harmony. Our brains are directly representing that harmonic interval, humming together in perfect neural rapport." (page 166, Kindle Edition)
"Teaching a choir to sing with good rhythm means to sensitize choral singers to a unanimous group pulse. Their internal clocks must be taught to perceive sound by the same scale of measure." (Jameson Marvin quoted on page 169, Kindle Edition)
"Their emphasis on the careful attention to text, combined with a concession to beauty, brought forth the measured and slowly evolving harmonies of the Simile est Regnum Coelorum." (page 184, Kindle Edition)
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