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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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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 ...
Harvard 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 ...
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 ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
invented the AMBRosIAN CHANT: see AMBROSIAN CHANT.
To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks
Ambrosian Chant. Canto armonico (It.). A vocal composition in ...
An 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 ...
The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian
See also AMBROSIAN CHANT; ANGLICAN CHANT; BYZANTINE CHANT; GREGORIAN CHANT; MOZARABIC CHANT; ...
A 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 ...
Catholic 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 ...
A new Dictionary of Music (1835)
by Esq. W. WILSON
Cantus Ambrosianus, Ambrosian chant. Cantus Gregorianus, Gregorian chant. Cantus B Duri, a chant of the ...
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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