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Byrd "Ave Verum Corpus" tuning example

Continuing the studies in intonation begun several years ago, I've posted the first phrase of Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus with tuning markings.  And a linked recording from the page.   If my interpretation is correct, Byrd has intentionally raised the entire intonation by a comma on the word "corpus" ... he was  a good Catholic, I think, and perhaps this is elevating the host in music? 
 
Please see http://intonalist.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/tuning-byrd-ave-verum-corpus/     Subsequent phrases coming soon.
 
William
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on April 4, 2014 6:47am
Second phrase posted.  If my interpretation is correct, Byrd did it again: intentionally raised the intonation for "on the cross".   Same link as above. 
on April 5, 2014 5:47am
How do you produce different vowel sounds with midi? How do you produce the intonation change? Could you perhaps direct me to previous articles about these topics?
on April 5, 2014 8:06am
Good question - I didn't know you COULD do that!
on April 6, 2014 8:54am
Update: phrases 3-4, the remainder of section 1 posted.   If Byrd elevates the intonation for the body and the cross, will he lower the intonation for "Esto nobis"?   Sure enough!  
 
Same link. 
 
If you follow the markings carefully, you will see that every interval is perfectly tuned.   These studies are to show that the best composers do write with cognizance of tuning, so conductors and performers should understand it.   And also that modern composers should write in the same way, though so often they fail, in order that performers and audiences can enjoy the miracles of good intonation.   It is quite easy to write in such a way that good intonation is simply impossible.  
on April 9, 2014 8:46am
Complete intonation-marked score and recording now available, same link as above. 
 
Marilyn, brief answers to your questions:  choral samples, the sound of singers singing vowels (and, in a limited way, consonants) and 'pitch wheel' the midi tuning control.     I'm writing more and more about intonation, review some of the older posts in the link given.   More to come.
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