ecclesiastical mode


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Noun1.ecclesiastical mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600ecclesiastical mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
musical mode, mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
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The Lydian mode is an ancient ecclesiastical mode that mirrored the modal basis of the von Bingen chant, which opened the program, a thoughtful and effective bit of programming.
The titles are based either on the underlying text for vocal works, chorale melody, or form titles based on the Library of Congress subject headings, qualified by medium of performance and key, or ecclesiastical mode.
Two examples include: Heinrich Loritus's (better known as Glareanus) treatise, Dodecachordon (Basel, 1547), a treatise in part that explores a system of ecclesiastical modes, and which in turn, influenced such writers as Gioseffo Zarlino, whose Istitutioni Harmoniche (Venice, 1558) can also be found in Selch's collection (catalog, pp.