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The Resource The restoration of Gregorian chant : Solesmes and the Vatican edition, Dom Pierre Combe ; translated by Theodore N. Marier and William Skinner

The restoration of Gregorian chant : Solesmes and the Vatican edition, Dom Pierre Combe ; translated by Theodore N. Marier and William Skinner

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The restoration of Gregorian chant : Solesmes and the Vatican edition
Title
The restoration of Gregorian chant
Title remainder
Solesmes and the Vatican edition
Statement of responsibility
Dom Pierre Combe ; translated by Theodore N. Marier and William Skinner
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Publisher's description: This book presents for the first time in English the fully documented history of the Gregorian chant restoration which culminated in the publication of the Vatican Edition ordered by Pope Pius X at the dawn of the twentieth century. It is based upon archival documents in the Abbey of St. Pierre de Solesmes. The ecclesia orans, the Praying Church, has always regarded genuine church music as an integral part of prayer and of solemn public worship as a whole. Sacred music is not intended to beautify and decorate worship. Rather, taking shape from the depths of the Church's interior life, sacred music bears the imprint of that divine beauty which never grows old--and which is far more sublime than all mere artistic or historical intentions. Gregorian chant, the Catholic Church's very own music, is proper to the Roman liturgy, but during the course of its long history it has experienced periods of ascendancy and of decline. A century ago, Pope Pius X called for a restoration of the sacred melodies, and the result was the Vatican Edition. This book describes in careful, vivid detail the strenuous efforts of personalities like Dom Joseph Pothier, Dom Andre Mocquereau, Fr. Angelo de Santi, and Peter Wagner to carry out the wishes of the Pope. The attentive reader will not fail to note that many of the questions so fervidly debated long ago are still current and topical today. The original French edition, Histoire de la restauration du chant grǧorien, was published by the Abbey of Solesmes in 1969. Robert A. Skeris's new introduction to this edition illuminates the current discussion with documentation including the Preface to the Vatican Gradual and the "Last Will and Testament" written by Dom Eugene Cardine. Dom Pierre Combe, O.S.B., (1913-1993) was a monk and archivist of the Abbey of Solesmes. +Theodore Marier, world renowned scholar and composer, was Justine Bayard Ward Professor and Director of the Center for Ward Studies at The Catholic University of America. William Skinner, a former student of Dr. Marier's, is a professional translator and interpreter
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Combe, Pierre
Dewey number
782.32/22/009034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3082
LC item number
.C5913 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gregorian chants
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The restoration of Gregorian chant : Solesmes and the Vatican edition, Dom Pierre Combe ; translated by Theodore N. Marier and William Skinner
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Histoire de la restauration du chant grégorien d'après des documents inédits
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-436) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51022660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 451 pages
Isbn
9780813213484
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
The restoration of Gregorian chant : Solesmes and the Vatican edition, Dom Pierre Combe ; translated by Theodore N. Marier and William Skinner
Publication
Note
Translation of: Histoire de la restauration du chant grégorien d'après des documents inédits
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51022660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 451 pages
Isbn
9780813213484
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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