Back to “O Ignis Spiritus”

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.

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