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Gregorian Chant
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I. Liturgy – II. Music

I. Liturgy

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The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican II treats Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy; other things being equal, it should have pride of place (art. 116). This status, which does not judge other forms of church music, is based on the timelessly valid manner in which Gregorian chant is part of the liturgy itself; it is a musical expression of the biblical word in the context of liturgical theology and its primary m…

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Praßl, Franz Karl, “Gregorian Chant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_09023>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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