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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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In a hugely enjoyable collection of more than two dozen choral items Jeffrey Skidmore offered something for everyone, from the serious to the tastefully silly, plainsong to popular.
MUSIC Iain Matthews Co-founder of Fairport Convention and Plainsong and one of the most enduring and engaging songwriters and musicians whose work spans decades.
There are monuments and battlegrounds to see, mission buildings built by the Indians they served and colorfully decorated by Mexican artists, exuberantly ornamented churches built by European immigrants wanting to feel a touch of home, quiet cloister gardens that invite contemplation, and places where nuns still wear the traditional habit of their order and chant the Divine Office in heavenly Gregorian plainsong.
Distinguished by their unique tone, breath-taking homogeneity, musical authenticity and a good dose of charm and humour, the Amarcord has exceled in a vast and highly diverse repertoire of music, from mediaeval plainsong to madrigals and Renaissance masses, to compositions and cycles of works of the European Romantic period and the 20th century.
Most commonly, however, his name is affixed to plainsong as he was the one who recodified the liturgy and reorganized the schola cantorum, a definite group of singers and teachers dedicated to the training of boys and men as church musicians.
His last book, Our Souls at Night (Vintage, $15, 192 pages, ISBN 9781101911921), is set in familiar territory: Holt, Colorado, the small town that has provided the backdrop for his previous books, including Plainsong (1999).
Often dubbed the "Godfather of British country music", Hank Wangford and his compadre Brad Breath - aka Andy Roberts of Plainsong, The Scaffold, Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, Kirsty MacColl and The Bonzos - are promising a "honky-tonkin' emotional rollercoaster with heartbreakers, tear jerkers and toe tappers" on Sunday, May 8, at 7.30pm in Saltburn Community Theatre, tickets PS15.