Gregorian Chant: A Guide to the History and Liturgy

Gregorian Chant: A Guide to the History and Liturgy

by Daniel Saulnier
     
 

Chant is finding a new and widespread audience throughout the world today. Gregorian Chant brings together two of the forces that have fueled this modern-day chant revival: The Abbey of Saint Peter of Solesmes, France, and the late Dr. Mary Berry who translated this unique work.

A compact and scholarly book, Gregorian Chant offers a fascinating tour through

Overview

Chant is finding a new and widespread audience throughout the world today. Gregorian Chant brings together two of the forces that have fueled this modern-day chant revival: The Abbey of Saint Peter of Solesmes, France, and the late Dr. Mary Berry who translated this unique work.

A compact and scholarly book, Gregorian Chant offers a fascinating tour through chant's historical and musical origins, showing the role that chant plays in the history and liturgy of the Western church. Broad themes are discussed, such as the Divine Office and the Mass, but also detailed subjects such as psalmody, cantillation, modes, and pivotal chant manuscripts. Gregorian Chant tells the story of how this unique form of music and worship functions--and has the power to enhance and revitalize worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557255549
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Father Daniel Saulnier is a priest at the Abbey of Saint Peter of Solesmes in France. He holds a doctorate in musicology and is Professor of Gregorian Chant at Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome.

Mary Berry (1917-2008), translator, was one of the leading advocates for the revival of Gregorian chant in the last quarter century. A musicologist and noted choral conductor, she founded the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, and was honored as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for her contributions to chant and religion.

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