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Chant made simple / Robert M. Fowells.
Fowells, Robert M., 1921-
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Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, [2000]

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vi, 57 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 19 cm
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A handbook for the resurgence of Gregorian chant

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Founder of the Los Angeles Gregorian Schola at California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Robert Fowells has studied and taught Gregorian chant for almost 30 years. He currently serves as Emeritus Professor of Music at CSULA

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Library Journal Review

Professor of Music Emeritus at California State Univ., Los Angeles, Fowells has written a superb brief guide to the singing, understanding, and interpretation of some of the most ancient music of the Christian church. Fowells!s text provides an easily understood guide to the musical and esoteric meanings of the ancient cantillations, as well as 21 chants in notation, with a syllabized copy of the Latin texts. Protestant himself, Fowells seeks to make the chants available to Protestant and Catholic churches, private worshippers, musicians, and choral directors. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Melodic Notationp. 1
Rhythmp. 5
Symbolismp. 9
Latin Pronunciationp. 11
Learning the Chantp. 13
Chantsp. 15
Dominus dixitp. 16
In splendoribusp. 18
Ecce virgop. 20
Exsulta filia Sionp. 22
Puer natus estp. 24
Vidimus stellamp. 26
Laetare Ierusalemp. 28
Hosanna filio Davidp. 30
Christus factus estp. 32
Hoc corpusp. 34
Resurrexip. 36
Pascha nostrump. 38
Cantate Dominop. 40
Viri Galilaeip. 42
Spiritus Dominip. 44
Factus est repentep. 46
Dicit Dominusp. 48
Omnes gentesp. 50
Laetatus sump. 52
Amen dico vobisp. 54
Qui manducatp. 56
Bibliographyp. 58