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Gregorian Chants

What is the meaning of this term? Chant is the generic designation for a body of traditional religious music, such as Hindu chant, Jewish chant, Byzantine chant, Russian chant, etc. Different though these various repertories are, they have one trait in common, that is, the purely melodic character of the music or, in other words, the absence of harmony, counter- point or any other kind of accompaniment, especially instrumental. The performance is exclusively vocal, either by one singer or by several singing in unison. In this respect chant is similar to folksong, from which, however, it differs in the rhythmic aspect, since it usually lacks the principle of strict meter and measure commonly found in folksong. The designation "Gregorian," generally used for the chant of the Roman Church, refers to Pope Gregory I, who ruled from 590 to 604, and who is generally believed to have played a decisive role in the final arrangement of the chants, each of which he (or rather, those to whom he had entrusted the task) assigned to a specific occasion of the liturgical year, according to a broadly conceived plan.
 
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Singing With Mary and the Saints
Singing With Mary and the Saints
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Into Great Silence:  Office of the Night
Into Great Silence: Office of the Night
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Christmas:  Midnight Mass and Mass of the Day
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Christmas The Night Office:  Vigils
Christmas The Night Office: Vigils

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To Pray in Beauty-Cistercian Nuns of Mount Saint Mary's Abbey
To Pray in Beauty-Cistercian Nuns of Mount Saint Mary's Abbey
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Gregorian Chant: The Definitive Collection
Gregorian Chant: The Definitive Collection
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Chant: Music For The Soul
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A Blessed Day Has Dawned
A Blessed Day Has Dawned
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Christmas in the Cloister
Christmas in the Cloister
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Lost in Meditation: Meditative Gregorian Chants
Lost in Meditation: Meditative Gregorian Chants
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Gregorian Chant, Vespers, Compline
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Saint Benedict
Saint Benedict
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Gregorian Melodies Popular Chants II
Gregorian Melodies Popular Chants II
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Gregorian Melodies Popular Chants
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Chant, Liturgy
Gregorian Anthology
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