The Schola Abelis of Oxford sing a Sanctus & Benedictus composed by Johannes Brassart (c.1400-c.1455), at a Mass in honour of the feast of St Didacus. The occasion was a Traditional Sung Mass at the parish church of St Anthony of Padua, Headley … [More]
Hocket, from the French "hoquet" meaning 'hiccup'. This is the rythmic phenomenon in which to voices alternate in rapid succession, each resting while the other sings. This gives the effect, somewhat, of 'skipping' or small leaps into the air. The note value of each voice as it alternates, is sometimes less than a semi-quaver at Allegro .