Plainchant

Gregorian Chant: Easter Vigil cover

Gregorian Chant: Easter Vigil

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Stephen Cleobury
Chant cistercien cover

Chant cistercien

Chœur Grégorien de Paris
Ambrosian Liturgical Chants cover

Ambrosian Liturgical Chants

Janka Szendrei, László Dobszay, Schola Hungarica
Gregorian Chant: Salve Regina cover

Gregorian Chant: Salve Regina

Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St. Maurice & St. Maur, Clervaux, Gregorian Chant
A Feather on the Breath of God cover

A Feather on the Breath of God

Gothic Voices, Emma Kirkby, Christopher Page
Chant: Missa Latina cover

Chant: Missa Latina

Vox Gotica, Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Gregorian Chant cover

Gregorian Chant

Hubert Dopf S.J., Choralschola Der Wiener Hofburgkapelle
Chant grégorien : Les saints dans la gloire cover

Chant grégorien : Les saints dans la gloire

Dom Gaston le Nézet, Choeur des Bénédictins de l'Abbaye Sainte-Anne de Kergonan

The term “plainchant” (or sometimes “plainsong”) refers to the unaccompanied liturgical singing that was used in the Christian Church during most of the first millennium C.E. It is sung in unison, without harmony, and without instrumental accompaniment. The type of plainchant most familiar to modern listeners is Gregorian chant, which emerged in the 6th century, but there are other kinds as well, including Ambrosian and Cistercian. The composers of most plainchant melodies are unknown, but there are a few composers whose identities have remained attached to their work – one of the most notable of whom is Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century abbess in Germany whose music enjoyed a huge revival of interest in the late 20th century. Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Christian churches continue to use plainchant in their worship services today.

Rick Anderson

Gregorian Chant: Easter Vigil cover

Gregorian Chant: Easter Vigil

Westminster Cathedral Choir, Stephen Cleobury
Chant cistercien cover

Chant cistercien

Chœur Grégorien de Paris
Ambrosian Liturgical Chants cover

Ambrosian Liturgical Chants

Janka Szendrei, László Dobszay, Schola Hungarica
Gregorian Chant: Salve Regina cover

Gregorian Chant: Salve Regina

Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St. Maurice & St. Maur, Clervaux, Gregorian Chant
A Feather on the Breath of God cover

A Feather on the Breath of God

Gothic Voices, Emma Kirkby, Christopher Page
Chant: Missa Latina cover

Chant: Missa Latina

Vox Gotica, Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz
Gregorian Chant cover

Gregorian Chant

Hubert Dopf S.J., Choralschola Der Wiener Hofburgkapelle
Chant grégorien : Les saints dans la gloire cover

Chant grégorien : Les saints dans la gloire

Dom Gaston le Nézet, Choeur des Bénédictins de l'Abbaye Sainte-Anne de Kergonan