Monday, August 26, 2013

Wassim Sarweh's Gregorian Chant KickStarter

I'm a bit late to this, but mainly because with my wifes pregnancy, haven't really been out to Detroit as much to learn of the news.    Those who are members of the various traditionalist communities that make up the greater Detroit area will know who Wassim Sarweh is.  He is the incredibly talented organist/cantor with a style all his own.  One can say with confidence that you don't hear many involved in sacred music as good or as original as Wassim.  He was the organist for our wedding, and I'll never forget the Sunday he came to plan our music.  He simply showed up without notes, and played 8 different settings for my wife from memory.

This is why I'm really excited about Wassim's KickStarter project that he started last week.  He wants  to put out something that will help chanters and lovers of sacred music in general really get to appreciate the incredible diversity Gregorian chant allows, but also as an idea of how chant might have sounded during the Middle Ages.  I'm backing the project, and I hope readers will as well.  If you can't back it, let others know about the work.

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