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Gallican Chant
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Even after the establishment of the “Gregorian” chant (Gregorian chant) around the year 900, samples of Gallican chant were preserved by a tradition-conscious oral transmission, and later transcribed. This repertoire is found in the Gregorian Codices, intermixed with the new chants. Gallican chants entered the Roman-Frankish liturgy where no Roman parallels were available (e.g. Introitus “Omnes gentes” for the 13th week of the year). They also serve as alternatives to standard chants (Greek/Latin Cherubic Hymn [Cherubikon] as Offertorium on Trinitatis) or r…

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Praßl, Franz Karl, “Gallican Chant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08092>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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