Measuring the sound of angels singing

Published: September 16, 2015

UCLA professor Sharon Gerstel studies how Byzantine-era churches enhanced the performance of liturgical chants

What does it sound like when angels sing?

Monks in Byzantium said it was the gently pulsing rhythms, uplifting melodies and resonating harmonies of liturgical chants floating through the corridors, sanctuaries and domes of their brick and stone churches.

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