Workshop: Chant Harmonization
Although the chants of the prostopinije tradition are notated as a single melodic line, various forms of impromptu harmonization (so called "natural harmony") have long been used in parishes.
On June 8, 2013, a one-day workshop on prostopinije harmonization was held at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary, taught by cantor /choir director Nicholas Nagrant and cantor Jeff Mierzejewski. The workshop was recorded to benefit those who could not attend.
Topic (MP3 recording)
|Introduction||12 min||The Role of the Cantor|
|Vocal warmups||8 min||Vocal warmup exercise|
|What is chant harmonization?||28 min|
|Introduction to natural harmony||25 min|
|General comments on harmony||15 min|
|Break (with recorded music)||6 min|
|Harmonization practicum I||46 min||Handout set 1|
|Guided listening||10 min|
|Harmonization practicum II||38 min|
|Choirs and composed choral music||23 min||Divine Liturgy (SATB)