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The manuscripts that make up the canon of this kind of liturgical chant are all subsequent to the Arab invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.

This stained glass window is larger than a tennis court

York Minster's Great East Window is made up of 311 panels depicting passages from the Bible and historical Church figures.

Trobár’s authentic medieval music educates with each performance

We must not let the value of early music be forgotten.

Scientists digitally recreate Hagia Sophia acoustics

Vocal group Capella Romana releases music as though sung in Hagia Sophia.

Here’s how medieval monks prepared for Christmas

While it wasn't exactly festive compared to today's standards, Christmas was certainly a busy time of year in a medieval monastery.

Did angels build these amazing churches?

These churches in Ethiopia were each carved out of a single block of stone.

Listen to the Benedictine Monks of Silos singing Gregorian Chant

This album made #3 in the Billboard 200 music chart, and is a certified triple platinum.

How Gregorian chant was born

Christian chant has a long history that begins in the Gospels themselves. And Pope Gregory I compiled it.

Listen to all the mysteries of the Rosary, in Gregorian chant

The soothing repetitiveness of the Rosary, when sung, takes this devotional meditative practice to new heights.

Medieval choirs sang from these 3-foot-tall books

The old plainchant system was easy to read, even for the short-sighted singer. 

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