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- n. Style of unaccompanied monophonic singing in the Catholic Church.
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- adj. plain song, or canto fermo, a kind of unisonous music, according to the eight celebrated church modes, as arranged and prescribed by Pope Gregory I. (called “the Great”) in the 6th century.
- n. See under Gregorian.
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- n. a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
Named after Pope Gregory I (540-604), and certainly dating back to that time in some form, but the exact origin is a matter of ongoing research. (Wiktionary)
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