I am the translator of the book which you linked to. I suggest you also read van Biezen's online articles on Byzantine Stichera, Office Antiphons, and Latin Hymns, for a holistic view of his findings. Three of the…"
"Indeed, as clearly put by Geert Maessen, "semiology has more to do with folklore than with science". But, for the mensuralist 'solutions', the same reasoning applies. My own research (see my JMRO paper mentioned above) offers a…"
"As often I completely agree with Luca.
Semiology has more to do with folklore than with science. Yes, it is an improvement compared to before. But it is far from the "truth". In my view Van Biezen "proved" the inconsistency of…"
"It is the mensuralists who claim that there is "a quite precise notation of rhythm". They mean precisely mensural. The research scholars of Solesmes find free rhythm and do not use the word "precise." There have been nine…"
"Yes, I know of Lingas and Arvanitis. The question of rhythm of the medieval byzantine repertoire is mainly Arvanitis' work I believe. However, as you probably understand, byzantine chant is an uninterrupted living tradition, unlike Gregorian…"
"the oldest neumatic manuscrits give a quite precise notation of the rhythm. About byz. chant, to my knowledge, Lingas and Arvanitis are the only ones to record it according to the ancient manuscripts. Their interpretation (Cappella Romana)…"
"Thank you. This is all very interesting. I am fascinated by ancient forms of ecclesiastical music. Gregorian chant is very unique in this matter, as the repertoire itself has not changed since the 11th or 12th century. As far as I understand,…"
"Actually I published a cd according to the mensuralist interpretation with my Schola cantorum Gregoriana Assen in 2009. My interpretation may be not very convincing or satisfying, but it is at least an interesting attempt. See…"