And I’m strongly reminded of why this is so painful to do. Listening to plainchant and trying to transcribe it just rhythmically is like pulling teeth a millimeter at a time. Nothing unrelated to emergency dental work will give you a headache faster than attempting to put free-ish rhythm plainchant into something resembling triplet meter enough to get it into MuseScore.
I mean, it’s strongly triplet anyhow. I can tell that the performers thought of things as triplets with some pickup measures, but ai yi yi. This is taking a level of myopic focus that I don’t think you’ll find in people who don’t use tiny drills to clear stone away from microscopic fish fossils for a living.
It goes without saying that I do not use tiny drills to clear stone away from microscopic fish fossils for a living.
I should also state that, again, I’m well aware that what I’m planning to do with this is about as historically accurate as a corn dog at a renfaire. But I’m not an academic, and I simply don’t care.