Gregorian chant


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Gregorian chant

n. Roman Catholic Church
An unaccompanied, monophonic liturgical chant.

[After Saint Gregory I.]

Gregorian chant

n
(Music, other) another name for plainsong

Grego′rian chant′


n.
the plainsong formerly used in the ritual of the Roman Catholic Church.
[1745–55; after Pope Gregory I]

Gregorian chant

Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.
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Noun1.Gregorian chant - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic ChurchGregorian chant - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
chant - a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
cantus firmus - a melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition
Translations
frankoroomalainen kirkkolaulugregoriaaninen kirkkolaulu
gregorssöngur

Gregorian chant

References in classic literature ?
Sometimes it modulated into tones which reminded me of the severer harmonies of the old Gregorian chants.
Nardini suggests the possibility that Beneventan cantors conflated the structure of imported Gregorian chant with melodic elements of Italic chant dialects.
Apart from German church hymns, they extend from Gregorian chant to a work specially arranged for the occasion.
Rutter is subtly influenced by modern composers but also effectively uses Gregorian chant at two key points of the work.
Louis, let us reintroduce the topic of monastic routine and then make an effort to capture the indispensable function of Gregorian chant in that routine.
Mass is in English, but we have Latin propers and often Latin Gloria, Creed and Sanctus, all in Gregorian chant.
Its mission is to preserve the Gregorian chant in liturgical rites as well as perform in concert venues, to an ever increasing audience.
Gregorian chant came from western and central Europe in the 9th and 10th centuries.
You may have heard of Gregorian chant, but did you know there are many forms of chant, including Ambrosian and Byzantine chant?
Among his many publications are Music, A Listener's Introduction (1983) and Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians (1998).
The abbey is renowned for Gregorian chant and the production of world-class cheeses and apple cider.
It's been a very long time since I heard a Gregorian chant, but its memory was still very strong in my mind's ear, if you will.