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An introduction to Gregorian chant

Author: Richard L Crocker
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
Richard L. Crocker offers in this book and its accompanying compact disc an introduction to the history and meaning of the Gregorian chant. He explains how Gregorian chant began, what functions and meanings it had over time, who heard it and where, and how it was composed, learned, written down and handed on. Crocker explains Gregorian chant and its functions within modern catholic liturgy as well as its position  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Sound recordings
Gregorian chants
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Crocker
ISBN: 0300083106 9780300083101
OCLC Number: 42980246
Performer(s): Tracks 1 and 26: Orlando Consort. Remaining tracks: Richard L. Crocker ; with (tracks 2, 5, 22-25) Marika Kuzma.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Chant, chanting and Gregorian chant --
Tone and tonal space for Gregorian chant --
Melodic movement, rhythm and words --
Gregorian chant, Roman politics and European polyphony --
Singing the praises in early Christian worship --
Gregorian chant in the Roman rite --
Monastic chant in time and eternity --
Gregorian chant in notation and in the mind. CD contents. Haec dies (Gradual) --
Puer natus (Introit antiphon) --
Viderunt omnes (Gradual) --
Alleluia Dies sanctificatus --
Tui sunt caeli (Offertory): Magnus et metuendus ; Tu humiliasti --
Viderung omnes (Communion antiphon) --
Laetatus sum (Gradual) --
Adiutor in opportunitatibus (Gradual) --
Custodi me (Gradual) --
Alleluia Dominus dixit --
Alleluiz excita Domine --
Super flumina (Offertory) --
Exaltabo te (Offertory) --
Psallite Domino (Communion antiphon) --
Qui meditabitur (Communion antiphon) --
Kyrie eleison --
Gloria in excelsis Deo --
Sanctus --
Agnus Dei --
Psalm 2: Quare fremeurunt gentes ; with Dominus dixit (antiphon) --
O Magnum mysterium (responsory) --
Parvulus filius (antiphon) ; Psalm 250: Laudate Dominum --
Multifarium (chapter) ; Verbum caro (responsory) --
A solis ortus cardine (Office hymn) --
Gloria in excelsis (antiphon ; Canticle: Benedictus --
Salve Regina (Antiphon).
Responsibility: Richard L. Crocker.


An introduction to the history and meaning of Gregorian chant. The author explains its origins, its functions and meanings over time, who heard it and where, and how it was composed, learned, written  Read more...


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