Plainchant is the oldest substantial body of music that has been preserved in any shape or form. It was first written down in Western Europe in the wake of the. It was first written down in Western Europe in the eighth to ninth centuries. After an exposition of early medieval theoretical writing on plainchant, Hiley. David Hiley’s book Western Plainchant: A Handbook, published in , remains the definitive entry point to chant scholarship and reference.

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Western Plainchant

Cambridge University Library LI 2 Casimir Kucharek Turning Towards the Lord: Choose your country or region Close. Copiously illustrated with over musical examples, this book highlights the diversity of practice and richness of the chant repertory in the Middle Ages. As both a self-contained summary and also, with its many pointers to further reading, ahandbook for research, it will become an indispensable reference book on this vast subject.

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A category search on the University’s publications repository also yields a large amount of English-language scholarship, available for download. Crocker Limited preview – The Restoration of Medieval Chant.


Western Plainchant : A Handbook

Article About the Laocoon – its Provenance and th Plainchant up to the Eighth Century. Posted Saturday, July 20, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Hiley’s book replaced Willi Apel’s book Gregorian Chant by virtue of its inclusion of the latest scholarship in the field, but also because its scope is so broad. Plainchant in the Liturgy. Other editions – Wetsern all Western Plainchant: This book provides a clear and concise introduction, designed both for those to whom the subject is new and those who require a reference work for advanced study.

Alcuin Reid Ordo Romanus Primus ed. Chants for the Ordinary of Mass.

New Liturgical Movement: David Hiley’s Western Plainchant: A Handbook

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Many thousands of chants have been sung at different times or places in a multitude of forms and styles, responding to the differing needs of the church through the ages. Missa Cantata, Mobile, Alabama St.

Index of Manuscript and Printed Sources. Index of Text and Music Incipits. Copyright Is Traditionalism Really Transformed? After an exposition of early medieval theoretical writing on plainchant, Hiley provides a historical survey that traces the constantly changing nature of the repertory.


Western Plainchant – David Hiley – Oxford University Press

For anyone interested in the history of Western music, beginning at the beginning and not, as usual, in the middle, this is now the best possible hilej. The Restoration of Medieval Chant. Why bring this book up twenty years after its publication? Listening to Bach Daniel R. A Clarendon Press Publication. What are those strange squiggles in the Graduale T Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Index of Text and Music Incipits. All the chief genres of chant, different types of liturgical book, and plainchant notations are described.

A Critique of its Contemporary Form by Fr. After an exposition of early medieval theoretical writing on plainchant, a historical survey follows the constantly changing nature of the repertory throughfrom the earliest times to the restoration of medieval chant a century ago.

It begins with an explanation of the liturgies which plainchant was designed to serve.