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Kevin M. Rooney
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Kevin M. Rooney replied to Raphael Cavalcanti's discussion Rhythmic Proportions in Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Chant sale or scan request in the group Mensuralistes
"The link is broken now. Is it the first or second edition?  The second edition has corrected some typographical errors, and a larger index."
Dec 18, 2019
Kevin M. Rooney replied to Raphael Cavalcanti's discussion Cardine's critiques on Fr Vollaerts and Dom Murray in the group Mensuralistes
"Raphael, The book is available from Solesmes, but it's not advertised in Solesmes' webstore.  You can contact them and request a copy, but they will ask for your Paypal or credit card number over email, so be smart.  Or PM me if…"
Aug 23, 2019
Kevin M. Rooney joined Ricossa's group


Sous-groupe pour les adeptes (du moins ceux qui osent le dire) de diverses sortes de mensuralisme, pour favoriser les échanges et les commentaires. Merci d'éviter les interventions polémiques !
Aug 23, 2019
Kevin M. Rooney replied to Louis-Marie Salaün's discussion Notions sur la rythmique grégorienne par Dom GAJARD
"The musico-logical conclusion is that such passages either are corrupt in the written tradition or else represent motifs that are flexible. Not only does nuanced arrhythm contravene both the fundamental doctrine of 1:2 and the definition of…"
Aug 23, 2019

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Intérêt principal (principal interest)
Grégorien, Ars antiqua, Vieux-Romain, Ambrosien, Théorie musicale, Manuscrits (paléographie)
Présentation: travaux et (ou) intérêts (Presentation: works and (or) interests)
I have a profound interest in finding the authentic performance of Gregorian, Old Roman, and Ambrosian: namely discovering the right rhythm and melodic corrections, making sense of the paleography, ascertaining why certain deviations appeared in the Carolingian and Italian transmissions, parsing a correct interpretation of the Latin Theorists, and determining how best to depict the authentic chant in modern musical notations. To date, no satisfactory unified 'theory' over all the aforementioned has been made.

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