Gregorian chant


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Gregorian chant

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

[After Saint Gregory I.]
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Gregorian chant

n
(Music, other) another name for plainsong
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Grego′rian chant′


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

Unaccompanied church vocal music without definite rhythm.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations
frankoroomalainen kirkkolaulugregoriaaninen kirkkolaulu
gregorssöngur

Gregorian chant

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Sometimes it modulated into tones which reminded me of the severer harmonies of the old Gregorian chants. The words, when they followed the prelude, were as wild, as recklessly free from all restraint of critical rules, as the music.
Craicling is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial on how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks - and a step-by-step guide on how to kill an actor!
In Rome, Italy, Eucharistic celebrations that will include the Gregorian Chant, which St.
Allan Antonio of the Diocese of Malolos, will be on adult/youth choir and children's choir (for conductors); Gregorian chant; guitar; organ; composition; music writing and encoding; rudiments of music (for choir members; basic cantoring; and choral arrangement.
Apart from German church hymns, they extend from Gregorian chant to a work specially arranged for the occasion.
Nardini suggests the possibility that Beneventan cantors conflated the structure of imported Gregorian chant with melodic elements of Italic chant dialects.
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. The organ music and choral anthems are often Bach.
You may have heard of Gregorian chant, but did you know there are many forms of chant, including Ambrosian and Byzantine chant?
But it also produced Gregorian chant, which is without doubt transcendentally beautiful and was almost certainly appreciated by the men of evil of those days.
Among his many publications are Music, A Listener's Introduction (1983) and Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians (1998).