3. Gregorian Chant - Gregorian Chant At the turn of the...

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Gregorian Chant
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At the turn of the seventh century a progressive Western leader emerged. Gregory the Great , the pope in Rome ( reigned 590-604). Pope Gregory His advisers thought it in the best interest of orderly worship to establish standard practices from congregation to congregation throughout the Christian world
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To do this, they relied on the network of monasteries the Church had established-- Evangelism has been from the start a cornerstone of the Christian agenda--from Rome through Switzerland to France, Spain, and England.
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Missionaries traveled from one citadel of Christendom to another with instructions from Rome and records of what they had seen and heard elsewhere.
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In their baggage were to be found handwritten books where the prescribed texts for worship services were set forth along with increasingly sophisticated efforts to approximate in written form the music that went with it.
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These common sources would be copied for the local monastic libraries before the
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