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date: 25 November 2020

plainchant. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
David HileyDavid Hiley, Alex LingasAlex Lingas

In the broadest sense, the monophonic and, according to ancient tradition, unaccompanied music of Eastern and Western Christian liturgy. Commonly used narrowly to denote the chant repertories of Latin Christianity (particularly that of the Roman rite, with which sections 2–5 of this article will be primarily concerned), the term may also refer to the Neo-Gallican ... ...

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