By Bad Seed
Singing the Exultet this year, and videoed myself practicing. Have heard a couple of requests for a recording or video of this chant. There's a couple spots not spot-on, but it's pretty much all there.
I have included the "bracketed text" usually sung only by a deacon/priest, as well as the responses, for demonstration purposes.
It really is an honor to be able to sing this great proclamation. It truly "humbles earthly pride." I have heard this sung many times, and find that most people rush it, and some of the beautiful text gets lost. I try to take it at a moderate tempo, not draging, and annunciate very clearly.
Also, I have dropped the key about one whole step (or so). I find as it is written in the Missal, it gets a little too high, and can be shrill after time.
Also, this is my first video, so not sure how this will come out, and it is mainly for the audio. Would like to hear some suggestions and/or comments. Also, is there any other chants anyone else would like to hear, let me know, and I will happily put them up here.