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Gregorian Chants: The Illustrated History of Religious Chanting Colin Shearing

Gregorian Chants: The Illustrated History of Religious Chanting

Colin Shearing

Published May 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781904668527
Hardcover
144 pages
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Chanting has been used in religious ceremonies since mankind first learnt to vocalise. All ancient peoples have used chanting as a way of altering consciousness and putting themselves in touch with the Divine. The flowering of the chant was reachedMoreChanting has been used in religious ceremonies since mankind first learnt to vocalise. All ancient peoples have used chanting as a way of altering consciousness and putting themselves in touch with the Divine. The flowering of the chant was reached in the early 9th century when Pope Gregory the Great made a collection of Roman chants andassigned them specific places within the liturgy. These are known as Gregorian chants and there are over three thousand different Gregorian chants extant today. Contains a CD of 16 of the most beautiful Gregorian chants.