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Author Hiley, David.
Title Gregorian chant / David Hiley.
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3082 .H53 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 250 p. : ill., maps, music ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge introductions to music
Cambridge introductions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-240) and index.
Contents Gregorian chant in the service of the church -- The beginnings of Gregorian chant; other rites and other sorts of chant -- Tradition and innovation in medieval chant : from the ninth to the sixteenth century -- Thinking about Gregorian chant in the Middle Ages, and notating it -- New chants for new times : from the sixteenth century to the present; aspects of performance.
Summary "What is Gregorian chant, and where does it come from? What purpose does it serve, and how did it take on the form and features which make it instantly recognizable? Guiding students through this key topic in music studies, this introduction describes the church services in which chant is performed, takes the reader through the church year, explains what Latin texts were used, and, taking Worcester Cathedral as an example, describes the buildings in which chant was sung."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Gregorian chants -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780521870207 (hbk.)
0521870208 (hbk.)
9780521690355 (pbk.)
0521690358 (pbk.)
OCLC number 434439420