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Hallucinating Melismas with Hildegard of Bingen


The world of the European Middle Ages was beset by superstition, ignorance, and religious bamboozlement.  Women of this time period had it especially bad. Many were subject to arranged marriage and denied education. 1,899 more words

Music History

Gregorian Chant: Starting Choral Music

Where is the foundation of choral music?  Did it begin in Ancient Times?  Was it first performed by Mesopotamian cultures?  While in the Bible, it is commanded of the children of Israel to “make a joyful noise to the Lord”, the first recordings of actual choral music began sometime during the third century.   692 more words


Feast of Pope Saint Gregory the Great (3 September 2015)

Most of us have heard the term “Gregorian chant” in reference to the sacred music of the Church, and many of us have sung it in schools or churches during our lifetime. 388 more words

Daily Messages

St. Gregory, Pope and Doctor of the Church

St. Gregory was born in Rome, in Italy. His father was a politician and his mother is a saint, St. Celia. Gregory studied philosophy and when he was still quite young, became the governor of Rome. 444 more words

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