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Gregorian Chant:

A Guide to the History and Liturgy

- Paraclete Press

  Gregorian Chant

Format: Book
Edition: Softcover
Pages: 147
Published by: Paraclete Press

Chant is finding a new and widespread audience throughout the world today. Gregorian Chant brings together two of the forces that have fueled this modern-day chant revival: The Abbey of Saint Peter of Solesmes, France, and the late Dr. Mary Berry, who translated this unique work.

A compact and scholarly book, Gregorian Chant offers a fascinating tour through chant's historical and musical origins, showing the role that chant plays in the history and liturgy of the Western church. Broad themes are discussed, such as the Divine Office and the Mass, as are detailed subjects such as psalmody, cantillation, modes, and pivotal chant manuscripts. Gregorian Chant tells the story of how this unique form of music and worship functions — and has the power to enhance and revitalize worship.


  1. History
  2. Liturgy
  3. Psalmody
  4. The Divine Office
  5. The Propers of the Mass
  6. Other Chants
  7. Manuscripts

Dom Daniel Saulnier (1954-2023) was a priest of the Abbey of Saint Peter in Solesmes, France. He held a doctorate in musicology and was Professor of Gregorian Chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome.

Mary Berry (1917-2008) was one of the leading advocates for the revival of Gregorian chant in the last quarter century. A musicologist and noted choral conductor, she founded the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, and was honored as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 for her contribution to chant and religion.


Order #: 9105
Price: $19.95


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