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  Chant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chant is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, either on a single pitch or with a simple melody involving a limited set of notes and often including a great deal of repetition or statis.
Chant may be considered speech, music, or a heightened or stylised form of speech which some people may consider more effective in conveying emotion or expressing, or, getting in touch with, one's spiritual side.
The concept of chanting mantras is of particular significance in many Hindu traditions and other closely related Dharmic Religions, for example the Hare Krishna movement is based almost exclusively around the chanting of Sanskrit Names of God.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chant   (346 words)

 Football chant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Football chants are repetitive chants generated by the crowd at football (soccer) matches, particularly professional ones.
A large proportion of chants have the same tune as hymns, because hymns were traditionally sung before the start of all football matches in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Very often chants are abuse directed at an opposition player, particularly if an incident has happened that has irritated fans of the other team, for example if the player has appeared to have cheated to get a penalty kick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_chant   (2216 words)

 Chant - MSN Encarta
Chant, unaccompanied sung melody, the rhythms and melodic contours of which are closely tied to the spoken rhythms and inflections of the text.
Chant texts can be either sacred or secular, but the term usually refers to sacred liturgical music.
It is now called Gregorian chant after Pope Gregory I, known as the Great, who was active in collecting Roman chants, having them assigned specific places within the liturgy, and seeing that they were adopted by churches in other cities and countries.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558300/Chant.html   (474 words)

 Gregorian Association
Supporters of the chant have generally defended it by appealing to "musica sacra", a concept which suggests that the chant is artistically superior to simple, "pastoral" music.
It might therefore be suggested that the largely clerical rejection of the chant in recent years resulted from a premature judgement, stemming from a reductionist analysis of the possible range of meanings in the liturgy and its traditional music.
However, the performance of Anglican Chant continued to be influenced by the same rhythmic performance style until the twentieth century, when equalist rhythm was adopted in the wake of the influence of the monks of Solesmes.
www.beaufort.demon.co.uk /chant.htm   (3975 words)

 Russian Znamenny Chant, Znammeny Chant, Znameny Chant
Znamenny chant scholarship is generally divided into three periods: the pre-Mongol period (from 988 to the mid-thirteenth century), the Mongol period (from the mid-thirteenth to the mid-fifteenth centuries), and the period of late chant (from the mid-fifteenth to the late seventeenth centuries).
Ironically the victim of this contamination was the the new chant of the Southern and Western Slavs.
Since the whole purpose of having the chant in church was to convey the holy liturgy in a beautiful and worshipful manner, it would not behoove a composer to treat the text lightly and conform it to a pleasing melody (as was the practice at this time in folk-songs).
www.geocities.com /Vienna/4612/znamenny.htm   (2184 words)

Chant, especially in the Byzantine Rite, became an expression of liturgical piety of the faithful, who used to come together in their churches not only for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, but also for their common prayers, offering to God their "sacrifice of praise" (Heb.
In Subcarpathian Ruthenia liturgical chant started to be systematically cultivated only at the turn of the 18th century, when some educated cantors, who had received their musical formation in the famous monastic schools of Kiev, Pochajiv, or L'viv, arrived on the scene.
In this way the style of chant at the Uzhorod cathedral was gradually introduced throughout the entire Eparchy of Mukachevo and, eventually, became a common heritage for all Rusyn eparchies in Europe and abroad.
www.carpatho-rusyn.org /spirit/chant.htm   (1272 words)

 Gregorian Chant Notation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chant is written in neumes, which are notes sung on a single syllable.
Chant is not in a major key or a minor key, but in modes (though there are some modes which can sound like a modern scale).
Chant is written on a 4-line staff, instead of 5 lines as music is written on now.
userpages.wittenberg.edu /dkazez/Mus110/Gregorian-Chant   (507 words)

 CHANT - LoveToKnow Article on CHANT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theodore de Banville defines the chant royal as essentially belonging to ages of faith, when its subjects could be either the exploits of a hero of royal race or the processional splendours of religion.
The earliest chant royal in English was that published by Edmund Gosse in 5877; it is here given to exemplify the structure and rhyme-arrangement of the.
In the middle ages the chant royal was largely used for the praise of the Virgin Mary.
59.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CH/CHANT.htm   (600 words)

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The name is often taken as synonymous with plain chant, comprising not only the Church music of the early Middle Ages, but also later compositions (elaborate melodies for the Ordinary of the Mass, sequences, etc.) written in a similar style down to the sixteenth century and even in modern times.
In a stricter sense Gregorian chant means that Roman form of early plain chant as distinguished from the Ambrosian, Galliean, and Mozarabic chants, which were akin to it, but were gradually supplanted by it from the eighth to the eleventh century.
The texts of the chants are taken from the "Itala" version, while as early as the first half of the seventh century St. Jerome's correction had been generally adopted.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06779a.htm   (897 words)

 Project: Chant! - Awakening Sound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chanting is the simplest and safest form of Pranayama, or Yogic Breath Control, and requires no special diet, or other preparations or practices, however some Hatha Yoga postures prior to chanting are a nice way to release surface tensions in the body, and prepare for the experience.
Chanting in the Yogic tradition is called Kirtan (pronounced Keer-tun), and the technique used is 'call and response', meaning the lead chanter first chants a line or two, which is chanted back by the participants, creating a mirror of sound and vibration which reflects back and forth between the two.
Chanting is a tool for entering into various states of meditation, and finding a quiet space in the mind.
members.aol.com /projectchant/myhomepage/club.html   (740 words)

 Bagatellen: Tom Chant is the Real Deal
Chant is painfully young, while Edwards could get lost in a crowd of thirty-somethings, never to be heard from again.
Chant’s appeal lies in his assembly of these various sounds and a dramatic means of achieving them.
Chant is playing NYC on July 2 with the Cinematic Orchestra, the fairly pedestrian trip-hop collective that uses him (as well as Rhodri Davies, although he's not with them on this tour, I believe) to add some actual improv flavor, not that they let them do much.
www.bagatellen.com /archives/frontpage/000125.html   (1254 words)

 Chant Discography
Gregorian Chant is thought to be the 8th-9th century Frankish (in modern terms, French and German) version of the Roman chant.
The chant as sung in Rome was not written down until some time after the Frankish version, and was later replaced in Rome by the Frankish version.
The centre from which modern theories of mediæval chant performance have emanated is undoubtedly the Abbey of Solesmes in France.
www.beaufort.demon.co.uk /disco.htm   (1147 words)

Thus all the types of the choral chants had been established and from that time forward there was a continuous development, which reached something like finality in the time of St.
The repetition of the refrain is maintained in the Alleluia chant, except when a second Alleluia chant follows, from the Saturday after Easter to the end of Paschal time.
The so-called equalists or oratorists hold that the rhythm of plain chant is the rhythm of ordinary prose Latin; that the time value of all the notes is the same except in as far as their connexion with the different syllables makes slight differences.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12144a.htm   (5541 words)

 Frequently asked questions about Byzantine Chant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Byzantine Chant is used today in the Orthodox Churches of Greece, and in the Patriarchates of Constantinople, Antioch (Syria and Lebanon), Jerusalem, Alexandria (Egypt), and Romania.
Byzantine Chant shares certain characteristics with the Gregorian psalm tones, in that it is made up of eight tones, four of which are derived from the other four.
The chants used by the churches of Serbia and Bulgaria are modified descendants of the original Byzantine chant.
chant.theologian.org /byzfaq.html   (701 words)

 Gregorian Schola
While Christian chanting developed from Hebrew chants, Gregorian chant, as we know it today, is the most notable contribution of the Catholic church to the musical tradition of the west.
During the 1960s chant fell out of favor, but there has since been a resurgence: Witness the best-selling CD "Chant." Chant is an important part of the history and tradition of the Catholic Church.
On most chants the cantors (two or three singers) intone the chant, that is they sing the first several notes alone, so that by the time the rest of the choir joins in they have a sense of how the piece goes.
comp.uark.edu /~rlee/chant.html   (678 words)

In the strict sense the word "chant" means a melody executed by the human voice only, whether in the form of plain or harmonized singing.
In the widest though incorrect sense, the word "chant" is also applied to the instrumental music itself, inasmuch as its cadences imitate the inflexions of the human voice, that first and most perfect of instruments, the work of God Himself.
Now, seeing that these chants are executed during the solemn liturgy, it follows that they ought to possess all the qualities of sacred music so as to be in keeping with the rest of the sacred function.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09304a.htm   (1743 words)

 Chant: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gregorian chant is also known as plainchant or plainsong, and is a form of monophonic, unaccompanied singing, which was developed in the catholic church,...
Buddhist chant is chant used in or inspired by buddhism, including many genres in many cultures:...
Throat singing, also known in the western world as overtone singing, harmonic singing, or harmonic chant; and many other regional names, is a type...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chant.htm   (1120 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Football's first Chant Laureate
Fans make their own chants have as part of the fantastic football culture that has existed here for 100 years or so....a culture that is in severe danger of dying out due to this sort of thing.
Football doesn't need a chant laureate, especially if the chant that won was a dire as that, it makes me wonder how bad the losing entries were.
Chants should be simple and to the point, not some long winded rubbish about a rubbish Midlands club and what sort of city fan would compose a song about his arch rivals which wasn't insulting?!
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/3702313.stm   (1014 words)

 Classical Net Review - Chant - Immortal Gregorian
Chant was the music of such a day, celebrating, mourning, praising, waiting.
Gregorian chant has recently become a commercial success, and record companies are releasing or re-releasing their archival material to ride the crest of the wave.
SM has been collecting performances of chant in French and Belgian monasteries since the early years of recording and established a partnership based on trust and mutual respect with these great houses of prayer at a time when chant was too pervasive to be popular or exploitable.
www.classical.net /music/recs/reviews/s/stu22012a.html   (708 words)

 A Selection of Chant Recordings
During the Carolingian renaissance (750-850), one specific form of chant probably elaborated in Rome was introduced throughout Western Europe; it developed and progressively displaced other chants: this is Gregorian chant, which remains the official chant of the Catholic church.
Even Gregorian chant itself evolved into local rites (Sarum chant in England), and was reformed or revised several times, by monastic orders developing their own traditions (e.g., Cistercians), or from above: the counter-Reformation brought one such reform, strongly resisted in France which maintained and codified its tradition into neo-Gallican chant.
The Ensemble Organum has specialized in "the other chants." A lot of their work has relied on tracing Eastern influences, and the result is mesmerizing.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/beginlst/chant.htm   (449 words)

 Catherine Braslavsky and Joseph Rowe - Natural Chant and Rhythm
It is this very originality which inspired us to "begin again," starting from this chant, not in an effort to reconstruct, but to re-invent a vocal music of today, a step towards an art of the natural voice which is both new and ancient.
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the Gregorian chant is inseparable from the deepest roots of Western music, occurring right at that mysterious juncture before the distinction between "Eastern" and "Western" began to emerge with the advent of harmony and polyphony.
n singing the melismas of these chants over the years, it was their very freedom and originality which inspired us to begin to improvise and compose our own pieces in the spirit of this music.
www.naturalchant.com   (927 words)

 Milestones of the Millennium: Chant
The musical selections discussed include a "Sanctus" from an Easter mass sung by the Monks of Solemnes Abbey in France, a chant called "Media Vita" from the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos and "Alma Redemptoris Mater" as sung by the Gregorian Chant Choir of Spain.
Chant and beyond: Using a series of examples, Martin demonstrates how chant was used to create more and more complicated music and eventually became what we know as Western Classical Music.
Listen as Ted shares his views on why this popular chant revival is occurring at the end of the 20th century.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/milestones/990121.motm.chant.html   (320 words)

 Confessions of a Recovering Choir Director: A lay apostolate for chant?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Maybe what's needed for a large-scale renaissance of chanted worship in the Roman Church is to have it tied to some sort of lay organizational structure.
Well, don't forget that chant was developed in monasteries, where the monks would sing the propers and ordinaries and the chants for the Liturgy of the Hours.
All of these emphases have borne beautiful fruit in her recordings, and are, I suspect, closer to the originals than the meter-bound chant I have heard elsewhere.
www.cantemusdomino.net /blog/archives/001004.php   (5199 words)

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