Definitions

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  • noun Originally, a musical school attached to a monastery or church. Also known as a schola cantorum.
  • noun Today, a group of musicians, particularly one which specializes in liturgical music.

Etymologies

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From Latin schola.

Examples

  • A schola is also being developed for the Extraordinary Form being celebrated at Resurrection Parish in Fort Myers, which is being said by the clergy of the FSSP apostolate mentioned above.

    Floridian Liturgical News

  • Part of our ambition as a schola is to bring popular chant hymns from all ages back into the life of Catholic people.

    Why Latin Hymns?

  • By the way, our own schola is singing a setting of this text by Thomas Tallis during Lent, and Good Friday in particular.

    Sancte Deus among the Carmelites

  • In monasteries at the present day the name schola cantorum is often applied to certain selected monks whose duty it is to chant the more elaborate portions of the liturgical music, such as the graduals and alleluias at Mass, the rest of the community joining only in the simpler parts.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The word schola was in those days the legal designation of an association of equals in any calling or profession and did not primarily denote, as in our time, a school.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • From this it was that the place where any of them taught and disputed was called schola, which in their tongue signifieth leisure; and their disputations, diatribae, that is to say, passing of the time.

    Leviathan

  • From this it was that the place where any of them taught and disputed was called schola, which in their tongue signifieth leisure; and their disputations, diatribae, that is to say, passing of the time.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • A "schola" sang a song recap the highlights of this week to the tune of, "I've been working on the railroad."

    MONIALES OP

  • Regarding the music of the Mass, there is no "schola" or special group of singers, but all the Fathers take their share in all the parts of the chant.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • In addition to the Propers and various motets by Perosi and Ravenello provided by a small schola, the Missa de Angelis was sung for the Ordinary.

    Saint Paul Parish Philadelphia Concludes the Year of St. Paul and Begins a Weekly Missa Cantata

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