1. a few years ago we sang the Allegri in successive versions, beginning with the unadorned falsobordone. An interesting comparison.

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      Indeed Alastair! I have been thinking in writing some posts about this for a couple of years. We are always dependent on the music available on YouTube for sharing videos here. Indeed Allegri’s Miserere is to me the finest example of performance practice of falsobordone, and the relation between it and written music. It will be impossible to ascertain the “right” version. But, to me, the richness of this work is precisely the plurality of options in terms of editions.

  2. One of the most iconic works of Western music history. That Sacred Music episode is quite something!

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