Nardini warns that, like alleluias
, offertories are problematic for chant scholars, in large part because of the musical complexity and variability inherent in the genre; neo-Gregorian offertories are no exception.
As I listened, unaware of their words' meaning, suddenly Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia rose .
Always, in every faith and language, on this side of heaven there is an alleluia.
As Hiley does with alleluia cycles in his essay, Huglo assesses the series of alleluias for the summer Sundays and the selection of responsories for the Divine Office that were sung polyphonically at Winchester.
The essays in Part I, devoted to the early English sources, comprise Ritva Jacobsson's 'Unica in the Cotton Caligula Troper', Michel Huglo's 'Remarks on the Alleluia and Responsory Series in the Winchester Troper', Susan Rankin's 'Winchester Polyphony: the Early Theory and Practice of Organum' and Wulf Arlt's 'Stylistic Layers in Eleventh-Century Polyphony: How Can the Continental Sources Contribute to our Understanding of the Winchester Organa?
His goal is evidently a more detailed reconstruction of the post-Carolingian liturgical history of Western Europe (including England) by means of philological analyses of the lists, but challenges abound: identification of the provenance of sources with unique lists, the distinction between native and imported alleluias
and the interpretation of the significance of related lists, which can signal geographic proximity.
Also worthy of comment is the melody employed for one of the three alleluias, Nonne cor nostrum.
L'une des particularites du fragment reside dans son groupe de trois Alleluia pour le Lundi de Paques.
Dicat nunc israhel, as well as three notated alleluia chants.
Our personal alleluias
can and certainly should resound.
We hear an Alleluia
sung in the manner of Celine Dion or some other pop diva.
They call us to consecrate the calendar: with Advent wreaths and blessing cups, Mardi Gras and Easter alleluias