Page 15, 25th February 1938

25th February 1938
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Page 15, 25th February 1938 — Plain Chant

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Keywords: Chants, Plainsong

In his monthly leaflet of Holy Roodlets, Mgr. Canon Jackman thus encourages his parishioners at Watford to patience in the matter of the plain chant : "Plain chant is like champagne: it is awful after beer or water, hut it manufactures its own palate, and this done, water is not a patch on champagne. In six months the congregation will squirm at the one, two, three, four of modern music, and love the free recitativo of plain chant, so like the smoothness of a ballet compared to the mechanical cadence of a military sten. Give us six months to train the 4.000 ears of the 2,000 Holy Rood parishioners. and no ear in the whole Kingdom of God will be more pleased than any in Watford. And, what is more, all can join in."

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