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Re: music from the eton choirbook review
I'm loath to re-enter what looks like becoming a stalemate, but it's not mere conjecture that Cranmer directed that the music for the Book of Common Prayer should be 'as far as possible one note per syllable' so that the words could be heard - implying that they hadn't been - and that the Council of Trent gave similar directions - hence the probably apocryphal story that the Missa Papae Marcelli 'saved' polyphony. All that the Thomas More quotation proves is that he thought the music should echo the mood 'naturall affections' of the words.
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