The aim of this atelier is to introduce or re-introduce you to Gregorian chant through a few famous pieces of the repertoire. We will approach the music practically after delving into the perspectives of the genre: its history, liturgy, spirituality, esthetics etc.
Daniel SAULNIER - France
Daniel Saulnier is a monk from Solesmes, civil engineering and management engineer, graduated in theology and medieval musicology. From 1996 to 2010 he led the musical paleography atelier as well as the musical and scientific editions of the Solesmes abbey, which have recently published several volumes of the Antiphonale monasticum and the Antiphonale romanum under his direction. He has been a Gregorian chant teacher at Rome's Pontifico Istituto di Musica Sacra, and is now working in the Ricercar program at Tours' Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de l'Université François-Rabelais, where he still works as teacher and researcher. His work Le Chant grégorien has been translated in many languages. He's also the author of a specialized book on Gregorian modes and many scientific articles.