Monday, September 05, 2011

Music Monday--Gregorian Chant Ave Maria



Today's Music Monday features a Medieval Ave Maria done in Gregorian chant.

Saturday was the feast of St. Gregory the Great, who tradition points to as the final arranger of Roman Chant.

This particular chant is an Ave Maria, in honor of the birthday of Our Lady on September 8th.

The YouTube video shows an original Medieval copy of the plain chant notation, which is still used in some chant choirs and monasteries today.

See if you can follow along!


2 comments:

RAnn said...

Beautiful manuscript. Tune isn't bad either

Dymphna said...

The manuscript is truly a work of art.

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