Singing Epistles and Gospels: why and how?

ALCG-37-boitierThe beauty of liturgy depends to a large part of the beauty of singing. In this area, the celebrant has an important role to play and even more so that to celebrate correctly and beautifully is often more effective than a sermon.

The singing of the Epistle and the Gospel is not done at random: compliance with the tonic accents of the Latin word implies some rules which it is essential to follow if your aim is to deliver a minimum of beauty. This is also what makes it more difficult for French priests, as French sounds very flat due to the absence of stress.

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