Plain chant

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Related to Plain chant: organum, Gregorian chant
(Mus.) Same as Plain song, below.
- Chaucer.

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Chanting for chanting, my dear Planchet; I have remarked that nations prefer singing a merry chant to the plain chant.
Thus plain chant is not a "tune" whose express qualities include being simple, being easily singable, and having a catchy melody.
of rain at the front, the percussive potential of the soldier's helmets, music hall melodies, elegy and plain chant (arguably composer Elliot Davis's most significant gift to the production), dance and stylized movement (contributed by David Bolger and Vanessa Lefrancois) and the concussive sound of the howitzer as it pivots in place and fires.
Flaws are difficult to find on this very fine recording, though the plain chant introduction to Ave maris stella is perhaps a little bit ragged.
If you've ever seen the musical notation, there's nothing but unadorned black dots on the page as the carol is derived from early church plain chant.
But we have plain chant all over the place in the Anglican church in every city," she said.
Bach chorales form structural lynch-pins, interspersing tracks which range from the medieval plain chant Ubi Caritas, hauntingly hovering above a drone accompaniment, to an affecting account of the concluding Apotheosis from Stravinsky's neo-classical ballet Apollon Musagetes.