Saint Meinrad, IN


December 29

Intérêt principal (principal interest)

Grégorien, Chants vernaculaires, Chants des ordres religieux, Liturgie, Théorie musicale, Manuscrits (paléographie)

Présentation: travaux et (ou) intérêts (Presentation: works and (or) interests)

I am a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey where I serve as Director of the Chant Schola, Assistant Choirmaster, and Assistant Director of the Institute for Sacred Music. I hold degrees in Theology and Catholic Philosophy from the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and I studied Gregorian chant with Dr. Eleanor Giraud and Catherine Sergent at the University of Limerick in Ireland, where I completed my Master's of Ritual Chant and Song in 2022 while residing at Glenstal Abbey.

At Saint Meinrad Archabbey, I teach chant performance and semiology, and I produce custom books and materials for the Liturgy of the Hours and the Mass. I also compose English chant settings and organ accompaniments. I have been making performance editions of St. Meinrad's chant manuscripts and fragments, which have been performed by our own chant schola and by the early music group Trobár. I have also been developing a new, user-friendly version the widely-used Meinrad chant font, as well as chant fonts for engraving St. Gallen and East-Frankish adiastematic notation.

I wrote my Master's thesis on a 13th-century Germanic gradual, Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium, Cod. membr. 7. This manuscript is a relatively late example of one written in adiastematic neumatic notation. I compared the contour of its melodies with several other manuscripts from different regions and discovered several melodic variations which it shared exclusively with other Germanic manuscripts. I then used diastematic Germanic manuscripts to reconstruct its chants for the Sundays of Advent, several of which I then performed as part of the final presentation for my course. I hope to publish some of the findings from my thesis on Sarnen 7's notation in specific and Germanic chant in general.

As a result of my thesis, I have developed a strong interest in Germanic chant and Germanic chant manuscripts, especially those dating from after the 11th-century, including ones written in Lotharingian/Messine notation, Hufnagel notation, and East-Frankish neumes (post-St. Gallen).


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  • Bienvenue dans le Réseau MM.
    Dans quelle abbaye êtes-vous et y chante on régulièrement du chant grégorien ?
    Cordialement !
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