church mode


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church mode

n.
Any of eight scales of medieval music, each distinguished by its ending note, its arrangement of pitches in intervals, and its range.

church mode

n
(Music, other) music a less common name for mode3a

church′ mode`


n.
any of eight modal scales used in Gregorian chant and other liturgical music.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.church mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600church 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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To cite just one example, Schenker occasionally discussed passages that create the effect of a church mode within a tonal context.
The scales found within diatonic church modes have given rise to most of the tonal systems of Western Music.
Gil's treatise demonstrates a solid understanding of chant pedagogy with sections on related topics, even the "Ethos of the Church Modes." Loewen concludes the chapter with a comparison of Bartholomaeus's definition of musical instruments, and a lengthy analysis of Franciscan musical iconography supplemented by corresponding full-color facsimiles from the Escorial Codex of Las Cantigas.
He writes that "one of the key achievements of Pentecostal/ charismatic worship is its influence on historic mission church modes of worship" (31).
The music theory treatises in the third chapter span a wide range of dates and topics, from the mathematical treatment of intervals in Cassiodorus to Heinrich Glarean's twelve church modes. With only one exception, the Old High German treatise of Notker Labeo (p.
I felt that the Classical/Opera and assorted hall and church modes available from my Yamaha RX-Z1 receiver were a bit much for this material.
Memorization of these pieces may be difficult for a student because Huang writes in various Chinese keys, such as Gong and Shang, along with the traditional church modes. The difficulty level is consistent throughout the set with the exception of the second movement from the Sonatina.
For them, this baggage includes church structures and church modes of communication (White 2001) as well as the uses of the mass media in particular societies (Yeow, 1990).
"Mode" and "modality" were the preferred terms with which to analyze a repertory with ties to medieval church modes. Tonal Structures in Early Music aims to debunk this convention once and for all by demonstrating that "mode" and its related words do not adequately portray compositional and performance practice as evidenced in musical manuscripts and theoretical treatises.
Part I provides a comprehensive account of the history of scales, modes and tuning systems: the Pythagorean scale, the tetrachords of ancient Greece, the church modes, the Guidonian hexa-chord system, mean-tone temperament, major and minor modes, chromaticism, and twentieth-century modes and scales.
There are many scale types, including all the various minor scales, Church modes, pentatonic scales, and more.

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