The Great Advent Antiphons 2015: Introduction

The seven plainchant antiphons sung in the last week of Advent are collectively referred to as the ‘O’ Antiphons are more than 1200 years old. There were as I’ve written elsewhere rather more than seven of them (see: Feature: Pierre de Manchicourt (±1510-1564): O Virgo virginum | Saturday Chorale – mfi) but the practice for…

Annual Holiday 2014

After more than thirteen hundred posts it’s time for a short break so I am taking a two weeks holiday from writing here. The next posting on Saturday Chorale will be published on Sunday October 19th 2014. I look forward to seeing you then. mfi