Something I have been giving a lot of thought to is how to compose chant. Chant is at the heart of my big project for 50/90 (all these songs I've been posting are just incidental to my big project, which I have been doing a fair bit of work on in the background).
I'm wondering if, for a passion narrative, each of the main speakers (the Evangelist, Jesus, Peter, Pilate) should have their own characteristic tone for their longer passages and then perhaps try writing some chorales for various reflections on that which has just come to pass in the narrative.
This is obviously a BIG project but it is one of great interest to me.
Which leads to the second question-- should I try to hang in or around a key (D, say) but be willing to shift out several tones as necessary?
Don't know if any of this makes sense to any of you but I'm blathering out loud for my own sake!