In the past 60 years Gregorian Chant research on the ancient manuscript notation and on the evolution of the Gregorian modal system has brought about major changes worldwide in its performance practice. These include the recovery of ancient modes, a more accurate notation used in the new printed editions of chant, and a greatly augmented knowledge base for a reading of the earliest manuscript sources. This intensive workshop, May 23-27, 2011, will be an introduction to these changes and developments. Through historical, theoretical and practical study the workshop will provide a foundation for a historically-informed reading of the Gregorian chant repertoire. It is intended to serve Church musicians who want to explore the use of this repertoire in their music ministry.
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