nazard wrote:NorthernTenor wrote:...
It is a tragedy that those who ought to know better continue to clutch at anything with which to beat those who have failed to heed their lost cause, even straw. The move from G to A at that point no more militates against a feminine ending than the opening of the ICEL Sanctus requires us to place a stress on the 2nd note - no-one with an ounce of musicianship or experience of chant would do either.
Whatever do you mean - who is beating whom?
I second your implied suggestion that there has been some lousy musicianship around.
Well, the confusion's my own fault for attempting to combine metaphors (never a good idea): clutching at straws and any stick with which to beat the new, improved translation. I can say as a musician whose patrimony gives him some experience of chanting the vernacular that the G-A movement on “ended” doesn’t remotely imply a stress on the second syllable. Three possibilities follow from this: FT isn’t a musician; she is, but lacks experience of vernacular chant; or she’s just determined to find fault in illustration of a non-musical point she wishes to make. I believe from what she has written here previously that it may be a combination of two and three, though I’m happy to apologise if I discover to my surprise that it’s one.