plainsong


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plain·song

 (plān′sông′, -sŏng′)
n. Ecclesiastical
1. Gregorian chant.
2. Monophonic medieval liturgical music without strict meter and traditionally sung without accompaniment. In both senses also called plainchant.

[Translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus.]

plainsong

(ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ)
n
(Music, other) the style of unison unaccompanied vocal music used in the medieval Church, esp in Gregorian chant. Also called: plainchant
[C16: translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]

plain•song

(ˈpleɪnˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ)

n.
the ancient traditional unisonal music of the Christian Church, having its form set and its use prescribed by ecclesiastical tradition.
[1505–15; translation of Medieval Latin cantus plānus]

plainsong

A nonmetrical church chant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plainsong - a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Churchplainsong - 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

plainsong

[ˈpleɪnsɒŋ] Ncanto m llano

plainsong

[ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ] ncanto piano
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This wonderful Marian hymn, written early in the nineteenth century around the time of Catholic Emancipation by priest and historian John Lingard, was originally a plainsong vespers hymn.
Instead, by using contemporary poetry in translation from various languages including Arabic, set to passages of choral music in the plainsong tradition, these gifted performers fuse music and physicality into performance patterns which depict the lives of male and female journalists working in war-torn countries where to be murdered by a sniper's bullet is an everyday danger.
REQUIEMS4C, "And I also like that there's lot of thinking about the next life in the requiem, the afterlife - be it in hell or heaven - which brings in tomorrow, " Over the years the requiem's musical form has developed from being a plainsong in the Catholic Church to greater works created by composers in the 19th century and onwards.
Gregson, originally from the Manchester area but long-time Nashville resident, has averaged something like an album a year throughout his 30-odd-year career which covers his early days (with Neill MacColl) in The Bible, Any Trouble, Gregson/Collister, Plainsong, plus a record with Boo Hewerdine and Eddi Reader and over a dozen solo albums.
This was contemporary music, not out of keeping with a cathedral setting but very different to hymns or plainsong.
Formed two years ago by former Episcopalians, attendees at Newman Fellowship celebrate weekly communion, recite ancient liturgy, draw on the rich treasury of hymnody ranging from ancient to modern times, and sing Psalms to the plainsong tones and to Anglican chant.
Influenced by the past of the Catholic Church, including the Palestrina tradition and plainsong, Missa Choralis is also a forward-looking composition with unusual progressions and unexpected harmonies.