Can Low Mass Still Be Sung In Monotone?


#1

Hello. :) In the Middle Ages, Low Mass was sung in monotone. The custom of singing Low Mass in monotone died out in France in the 18th century. Can a Low Mass still be sung in monotone, or does it have to be spoken?

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#2

[quote="bben15, post:1, topic:341834"]
Hello. :) In the Middle Ages, Low Mass was sung in monotone. The custom of singing Low Mass in monotone died out in France in the 18th century. Can a Low Mass still be sung in monotone, or does it have to be spoken?

God bless you for answering my question. :blessyou:

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Seems to me you can put six (or four) candles on the altar and have a Missa Cantata. Cantus doesn't exclude monotone singing, AFAIK. There are singers who are tone-challenged. ;)


#3

[quote="ProVobis, post:2, topic:341834"]
Seems to me you can put six (or four) candles on the altar and have a Missa Cantata. Cantus doesn't exclude monotone singing, AFAIK. There are singers who are tone-challenged. ;)

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A priest can't celebrate a Missa Cantata by himself, so it wouldn't be the same. ;)

If someone isn't able to answer my question, I'll post this on the apologist section.


#4

I am pretty sure Low Mass's real name is Missa Lecta, read Mass.


#5

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