Using Drone Warfare in the Battlefield of Sacred Music

Posted January 3, 2018 1:53 am by David Clayton

Using Drone Warfare in the Battlefield of Sacred Music

I am wondering if the experiences of choir directors out there confirm an observation of mine about the power of a drone – that is, a note sung continuously alongside the melody – to help engage people with sacred music in the right way? I have seen the drone used in both Gregorian and Byzantine chant to powerful effect. I suggest that this is something that could be used more, especially in modern churches which are not designed with an acoustic that naturally produces a harmonic resonance. In my opinion, chant requires that faint suggestion of harmony that such a resonance lends to

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