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Gallican chantlocked

  • Michel Huglo,
  • Jane Bellingham
  •  and Marcel Zijlstra


The composite of traditions of monophonic liturgical music used in the churches of Gaul before the imposition of ‘Roman’ chant by the Carolingian kings Pippin (reigned 751–68) and Charlemagne (768–814). Although the music of the Gallican rite was almost completely suppressed before the appearance of notation in the 9th century, remnants of this tradition, though heterogeneous in style, are thought to survive in the Gregorian repertory and elsewhere. The term ‘Gallican’ is also occasionally used in the sense ‘non-Roman’, so that ‘Gallican chant’ may mean, in older literature especially, the repertories of the Iberian Peninsula, the Celtic areas and northern Italy (including Milan), as well as of Gaul itself....

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