Music Of The Medieval Era In The Western Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Middle Ages in the West saw the gradual dominance of the Roman rite over the local rites that had developed before the ninth and tenth centuries. Musically this entailed the spread of Gregorian chant. Later centuries saw the development of polyphony. In the late Middle Ages, the preaching service of Prone became the model for Reformed worship.

The Standardizing of Worship

In the early years following Christianity's recognition, each metropolitan center developed its own liturgy and...


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