Functions Music for the church. The language of the God. Prayer, rituals Represent the voice of the church. Enhance liturgy set atmosphere for prayer. Rituals, sacrifice, birth, death, marriage.
Characteristics• No Rhythmic notation• No Tempo• No Dynamic• No Meter• No Major or Minor key• In Modes• Four Vertical lines
Adding Early Mass (monophonic). Daily prayer (antiphonic). Early organum: 1st voice: principal voice. 2nd voice: organal voice. Polyphonic music: organum, polyphonic Gregorian Chant. Characteristic: no rhythmic notation, no tempo, no dynamic. Compare of Plain songs & Secular songs. Same: single note notation, no accompaniment, monophonic style. Different: meter, subject, written language. Plain songs: religious, Latin only. Secular songs: wide range of subjects, vernacular language.
Bibliography http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEKhr002Ts http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/blog/4-public- domain-gregorian-chants-for-download/ http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/blog//wp- content/uploads/2009/03/g_chant.jpg Wikipedia – The Gregorian Chant. The diocese of the Saxons Sisley.