ABOUT THE COURSE


 

The title of the series of three books announces clearly the spirit in which this course on Gregorian chant is conceived. Gregorian chant was made for the liturgy. This course is entirely aimed at training the faithful to sing competently and beautifully within the context of the Mass and the Divine Office.

 

CONTENT OF LESSONS


There are fifteen lessons in Level One. Each comprises four sections: Instruction, Exercises, Written Assignment, and Excursus.

INSTRUCTION

The instruction covers the various practical aspects of singing Gregorian chant.

EXERCISES

The exercises practice these skills: solfeggio, rhythm, and reading chant notation. This is an important part of the training offered by Laus in Ecclesia. It is supplemented by audio files that can be streamed or downloaded from this website. The audio exercises are also available, upon request, on an audio CD.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT

Laus is meant to be a correspondence course involving homework assignments by which to assimilate the theory expounded in the chapters of the manual.

EXCURSUS

An excursus at the end of every chapter gives background on topics radiating from Gregorian chant and its restoration in the Church.

CHAPTERS DETAIL


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Lesson 1

Gregorian Musical Signs

Lesson 4

Special Neums

Lesson 7

The Composite Pulse

Lesson 10

The Latin Word: Accentuation and rhythm

Lesson 13

Modality

Lesson 2

Rhythmic and expressive signs

Lesson 5

First Approach to Rhythm

Lesson 8

Composite Rhythm

Lesson 11

The Interpretation of Neums

Lesson 14

Chironomy

Lesson 3

Simple Neums

Lesson 6

Elementary Rhythm

Lesson 9

Latin Pronunciation

Lesson 12

Repercussions

Lesson 15

Study of a Gregorian Piece

Course Reviews


ABOUT THE MANUAL


Our Lady of Triors Abbey

The manual represents the teaching of the Schola Saint Grégoire in LeMans, France. The Schola has been dispensing instruction in Gregorian Chant since its establishment in 1938. Laus in Ecclesia level 1, published in 2012, is the latest revision of its instruction manual for beginners.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR


Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey

The translator is a monk of Clear Creek Abbey who has long been interested in Gregorian chant and the liturgy. The translation is from the French volume, Laus in Ecclesia, a review and updated version of the standard first level teaching of the Schola Saint Grégoire in LeMans, France. For more information on this school, see Excursus 8, 12 and 14 of the manual Laus in Ecclesia, Level One. Both the French and the English versions are full of color illustrations that clarify the teaching and beautify the pages.

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