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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 previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

The Ambrosian chant is a kind of plain-song and differs from moderu 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 previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

Ambrosian Chant • Simple chant in ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

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


Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

Ambrosian chant The method of intoning the mass and Scripture selections introduced by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, during the latter part of the Fourth Century. Ambrose feared the loss or corruption of the old melodies, the origin of which is ...

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 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 previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1865)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

AMBROSIAN CHANT, a method of singing hymns first introduced into the Western church by Ambrose, bishop of Milan, about the year 886. Not only in various passages of the New Testament, but in the writings of Pliny the Younger, and ...

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