GREGORIAN CHANTS


GREGORIAN CHANTS
   See PLAINSONG.

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  • Gregorian chants — Liturgical music of the Roman Catholic Church, used to accompany text of the Mass, named for Pope Gregory (590–604) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Restoration of Gregorian chants — is the process of restoring the original melody in Gregorian Chant manuscripts. Research All mainstream editions of chantbooks (Vatican, Solesmes, etc.) are known to contain a large number of errors. Comparative studies have been undertaken in… …   Wikipedia

  • Gregorian chant — is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic liturgical chant of Western Christianity that accompanied the celebration of Mass and other ritual services. This vast repertory of chants is the oldest music known as it is the …   Wikipedia

  • Gregorian Chant —    Repertory of chant most closely associated with liturgies of the Roman Catholic Church. In Richard Crocker’s strict definition, this repertory includes about 600 propers for the mass whose earliest sources date from about 900 and originate in… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Gregorian chant — 1. the plain song or cantus firmus used in the ritual of the Roman Catholic Church. 2. a melody in this style. [1745 55; named after Pope GREGORY I; see IAN] * * * Liturgical music of the Roman Catholic church consisting of unaccompanied melody… …   Universalium

  • Gregorian Music —    The Gregorian tones are certain chants of peculiar beauty and solemnity handed down to us from remote antiquity. They are said to have been set forth in their present form by Gregory the Great in the Sixth Century, from whom they are named.… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Gregorian mode — noun any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode • Syn: ↑ecclesiastical mode, ↑church mode, ↑medieval mode • Hypernyms: ↑mode, ↑musical mode * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gregorian chant — The Gregorian chant of monks singing in unison is so distinctive as to be instantly recognisable. The one or more notes sung to each syllable of the text of the service form the archetypal sound of pre Dissolu tion Christianity. (One to four… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Gregorian — Gregorian …   Википедия

  • Gregorian Chant — • Short description and history, with links to more information Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gregorian Chant     Gregorian Chant      …   Catholic encyclopedia


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