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"Intermediate Chant" will be taught by Dr. William Mahrt, who also teaches musicology and the performance of Medieval and Renaissance Music at Stanford University. It is a beginning course in Gregorian chant which will proceed from the reading and singing of the simplest chants and the study of their liturgical function and include chants of progressive difficulty for the priest, people, and choir in both English and Latin.In all of these categories, the study will proceed through chants of progressive difficulty, with priest’s prayers, versicles and responses of priests and people, chants for the Ordinary of the Mass in English and Latin for the congregation, and chants for the proper of the Mass in English for the choir. For the proper of the Mass, chants of progressive difficulty will be studied, based upon The Proper of the Mass for Sundays and Solemnities of Fr. Samuel Weber, O.S.B. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2014.) The beauty of the chants as integral to the liturgy will be a consideration.
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