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Ambrosian chant is the liturgical plainchant repertory of the Ambrosian rite of the Roman Catholic Church, related to but distinct from Gregorian chant. It is primarily associated with the Archdiocese of Milan, and named after St. Ambrose much as Gregorian chant is named after Gregory the Great. It is the only surviving plainchant tradition besides the Gregorian to maintain the official sanction of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music (1908)

by William Lines Hubbard

The Ambrosian chant is a kind of plain-song and differs from modern music in that it is not written in the major and minor scales, but in modes. These correspond somewhat to the Greek manner of writing music and differ from the modern in the ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

ALTISSIMO AMBROSIAN CHANT Altissiino [It.]. See Alt. Altistin [G.]. A contralto singer. Alto [It.]. (1) A female voice of low range, also called contralto. See Voices, range of. (2) Originally the alto was a high male voice [It. high], which through ...

Google previewAn encyclopœdia, or dictionary of music (1825)

by John Feltham Danneley

See Ambrosian Chant. CHANTANT, see Cantabile. CHANT D' OISEAUX, or VOGELGESANG, an organ-stop, resembling the notes of birds. CHANT EN ISON, psalmody, or plain chant, composed upon two sounds only, and the only one used ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...


Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Musical Terms (1884)

To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks

Ambrosian Chant. Canto armonico (It.). A vocal composition in ...

Google previewAn Encyclopædia, or Dictionary of Music ... With upwards of two hundred engraved examples, the whole compiled from the most celebrated foreign and English authorities, interspersed with observations critical and explanatory (1825)

by John Feltham DANNELEY

See Ambrosian Chant, CHANTANT, see Cantabile, - CHANT D'OISEAUX, or VOGELGESANG, an organ-stop, resembling the notes of birds. CHANT EN 1SON, psalmody, or plain chant, composed '' two sounds only, and the only one used by ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian


Google previewA Dictionary of Three Thousand Musical Terms, etc. (Third edition, revised by J. A. Hamilton.). (1840)

by Thomas BUSBY

the Ambrosian Chant, the diapente was the highest note, and that the four added by St. Gregory were interposed between the four of St. Ambrose. By consequence, the intervals became smaller, and the melody, we may presume, more ...

Google previewCatholic Dictionary (2013)

An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary by John Hardon

Polyphony reached fine artistic forms and Gregorian chant had its beginning then , as did Ambrosian chant in the north, the Gallican in France, and Visigothic in Spain. A need for a unified liturgy became most apparent as each geographical ...

Google previewA new Dictionary of Music (1835)

by Esq. W. WILSON

Cantus Ambrosianus, Ambrosian chant. Cantus Gregorianus, Gregorian chant. Cantus B Duri, a chant of the ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Ambrosian chant. The Latin liturgical chant of Milan, preserved in about 300 north Italian manuscripts, mostly of the late 1 2th century. Though it is named for the great Milanese bishop St. Ambrose (ca. 340- 97), most of the repertory developed ...

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