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Questions tagged [chant]

For questions related to the typically Medieval practice of plainchant, including but not limited to Gregorian and Byzantine chant.

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Database of Latin Church Music [closed]

Wondering if there is an online (and free or open source) database/collection of Latin Church music. By that I mean, Gregorian Chant type stuff like this, other monophonic chanting (stuff from 1000-...
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Meaning of Capitalization on The Notation of Gregorian Psalm Tone Endings

As you know, most Gregorian Psalm Tones have alternative endings. For example, Tone I has 10 possible endings. The endings are denoted by a letter and a number. I understand (correct me if I am ...
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Is the Baroque Schleifer, slide, or glissando symbol evolved from the Gregorian chant quilisma?

I posted this question on Wikipedia a year ago, with no answers. These two musical signs look eerily similar. The Baroque Schleifer or slide (see Wikipedia page): The quilisma in Gregorian chant (...
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Do any undergraduate theory textbooks explain Gregorian chant notation?

When it comes to common-practice notation, basically every college theory textbook explains all of the basics. But I don't know of any undergraduate theory textbook that includes a discussion of chant ...
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What was the purpose of Jean Adam Guilain's Organ Suites?

I'm looking for context for these pieces, as I am about to play the Suite of the Second Tone in recital. Guilain wrote these Suites, and whenever I hear recordings of them, each movement begins with a ...