Ambrosian Chant


Ambrosian Chant
   Chant sung in Roman Catholic liturgies in the diocese of Milan, Italy, traditionally attributed to St. Ambrose of Milan but now discredited, whose prestige helped ensure its survival as a distinct repertory despite the growing dominance of Gregorian chant through the Middle Ages. The earliest sources date from the 11th and 12th centuries, significantly later than the earliest Gregorian sources. Versions of some Ambrosian chants also survive in the Byzantine rite.

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  • Ambrosian chant — (also known as Milanese chant) is the liturgical plainchant repertory of the Ambrosian rite of the Roman Catholic Church, related to but distinct from Gregorian chant. It is primarily associated with the Archdiocese of Milan, and named after St.… …   Wikipedia

  • Ambrosian Chant — • Chant composed by St. Ambrose Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ambrosian Chant     Ambrosian Chant     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ambrosian chant — Chant Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambrosian chant — Ambrosian Am*bro sian, a. Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose. [1913 Webster] {Ambrosian chant}, the mode of signing or chanting introduced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambrosian chant — the liturgical chant, established by Saint Ambrose, characterized by ornamented, often antiphonal, singing. Also called Milanese chant. [1875 80] * * * ▪ vocal music       monophonic, or unison, chant that accompanies the Latin mass and canonical …   Universalium

  • ambrosian chant — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : the plainsong associated with the liturgy of the church of Milan including antiphonal psalm chants ascribed to St. Ambrose * * * the liturgical chant, established by Saint Ambrose, characterized by ornamented,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ambrosian chant — /æmˌbroʊziən ˈtʃænt/ (say am.brohzeeuhn chant) noun a mode of singing or chanting introduced by St Ambrose, AD 340?–397, in Milan …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chant — Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chant royal — Chant Chant, n. [F. chant, fr. L. cantus singing, song, fr. canere to sing. See {Chant}, v. t.] 1. Song; melody. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ambrosian — Am*bro sian, a. Of or pertaining to St. Ambrose; as, the Ambrosian office, or ritual, a formula of worship in the church of Milan, instituted by St. Ambrose. [1913 Webster] {Ambrosian chant}, the mode of signing or chanting introduced by St.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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