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No. Gregorian chant was earlier than the medieval period, and is almost exclusively monophonic.

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What is a description of Gregorian Chant and its use in Medieval Mass?

Gregorian chant originated in monastic liturgy (services) and was formalised in the period 10th to 13th centuries. Its concept was essentially single notes without harmonies, all the voices singing exactly the same thing at the same time. It was learned entirely by ear, although written notation then seved as reminder of the rise and fall of the tune (without ever defining actual notes). Gregorian chant remained at the heart of monastic liturgy, although many alterations and developments took place over time. It also forms the basis for all musical notation and musical development in Europe ever since, so its influence is of major importance. Gregorian chant is still sung in various cathedrals and monasteries today, continuing a tradition of over 1,100 years. An example is the work of the lay clerks of Canterbury Cathedral, who have recorded chant to celebrate the Feast of St Thomas Becket.


How do you see and hear the music progressing from the middle age to the Renaissance between Gregorian chant church modes to sacred music motet?

This is a rather complicated thing to answer, partly because the intent of the question is rather difficult to understand. My suggestion is that you go to the links below, which is an article on Motets, and look at the composers cited. There are examples of music for many of these people that can be played.


What is a sentence for using chant?

The monks began to chant during their meditation.Protesters normally chant the same thing over and over.


Who composed music for piano during the medieval period?

Nobody, since the piano was not developed until around 1698 (in the modern period of history). Medieval instruments included psalteries and dulcimers, but these had no keys like a piano and they are not the same thing.


A good thing about a medieval town?

u answer it !


What does Justin bieber and his team chant before he goes on stage?

-Before taking the stage, Justin Bieber and his team all join together and say a prayer. After their prayer they usually do chant. It changes and is usually something random or funny, but they hardly ever chant the same thing.


What is the best thing about a medieval peasants life?

they eat


What did medieval magicians wear?

no such thing but my guess is robes


What is difference between middle ages and medieval times?

They were the same thing. Medieval means of the Middle Ages.


What was the important thing that merchants did in Medieval Times?

The important thing that merchants did in medieval times were that they traveled to (buy, sell or exchange for goods silk or spices etc...)


Was a armourer and blacksmith the same thing in medieval times?

no, a armourer was not the same thing as a blacksmith


Who wrote the music for the Catholic Mass used during the 1950's?

Before the advent of Vatican II and the musical changes which were allowed thanks to the legislation and documents therein the music of the church was Gregorian chant, Polyphonic Chant, and Hymns. Settings of the mass (i.e. Introit, kyrie, credo, communion...) were generally speaking Gregorian chant (which while it bears the name of Pope St. Gregory the Great, was not neccisarily written by him) which was written mainly by individuals whos names we do not know in the early middle ages. Some masses in particularly well to do parishes with great choirs would sing polyphonic mass settings which were written by individuals such as Victoria, Lobo, Cardoso, Talis, Orlando, and (most famously) Palestrina. These were composed in the florid polyphonic style of the Rennaissance. After the rennaissance, and due to the decrees in the Council of Trent, the development of new music for actual use in mass stopped. There were many composers who write settings for the mass. The one thing which was allowed to continue was the writing of organ music, and as a result we have many masses written by great composers (Beethoven, Bach, and some other B names). Hymns were the only form of music allowed at mass which were in the common tongue of the people (As opposed to latin). These hymns could be composed by almost anyone, however generally speaking had to have been printed and given ecclesiastical approval. If you are interested in hymns, as opposed to mass settings, then consulting any of the older hymnbooks and looking for any hymns composed before the 1960's. This is the kind of music which would have most likely been used as the hymns at masses.

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