Middle Ages/Geistliche Kultur#
Gregorian chant #
Gregorian Chant has been used for centuries but
is actually misleading because Pope Gregory the Great
(+ 604) had nothing to do with its creation.
of ecclesiastical chants (in part remaining the same for
every day and in part chaninging according to church
festivals) is much more the product of a process that
developed over several centuries. We can also identify
both local influences and temporal developments. The
first attempts at standardizing the chants dates back to
the days of Charlemagne who commanded the use of the
Roman liturgy and with it the Roman chants in
Frankenreich. The Video shows the monks of St.
Georgenberg-Fiecht (Tyrol) singing Gregorian chant. (E. Stadler)