Teaching Chant to Benedictines – quite overwhelming

January 21st, 2017

This blogpost is written from the Benedictine abbey Mariavall (mariavall.se). Me and my colleague Pia Bygdéus here at LNU have been invited to work with the sisters for a few days on liturgical (Gregorian) song and the art of liberating the voice. It is difficult to express in words how meaningful this work has been and how much this has made us reflecting on for example what it means to be able to sing and how groups can encourage and diminish the forces within it. Read the rest of this entry »

Recently discovered Birgittine manuscripts in danger!

January 17th, 2017

Welcome to my blog! I will here write about my ongoing research on chant in the Birgittine Order in my research project ‘The Musical World of the Birgittine –Order’.

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