The Benedictine Gift to Music

The Benedictine Gift to Music

by Katharine W. Le Mee, Katharine Le Mee
     
 

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The Benedictine Gift to Music illustrates how Gregorian chant, faithfully practiced each day for centuries by the Benedictines in monasteries and convents across Europe, developed into the complex polyphonic music we enjoy today. It details the outstanding contributions of the Benedictine musicians from the sixth-century Abbey of St. Benedict to the modern French… See more details below

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The Benedictine Gift to Music illustrates how Gregorian chant, faithfully practiced each day for centuries by the Benedictines in monasteries and convents across Europe, developed into the complex polyphonic music we enjoy today. It details the outstanding contributions of the Benedictine musicians from the sixth-century Abbey of St. Benedict to the modern French Abbey of Solesmes.

For contemporary performers composers of sacred music, and those interested in singing Gregorian chant, The Benedictine Gift to Music explains the opportunity that chant provides to still the mind and enter in a meaningful way into the contemplative tradition of the Church.

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ISBN-13:
9780809141784
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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