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Music: Gregorian Chant



This tutorial focusses on the the notation, performance practice, histroy and liturgical context of Gregorian chant, including the the different forms and genres within the corpus. Apart from gaining ability in reading, singing and interpreting Gregorian notation in its many forms, and gaining practical and historical knowledge regarding repertoire, at the end of the year Gregorian mass-songs of one sunday will be studied, rehearsed and performed in context.


First and second semester. Classes are taught at the Royal Conservatoire (Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag).
Fridays 11:00 till 13:00, room M301.
First lecture: friday september 11th, 2015.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorial

Assessment Method

Presence obligatory;
Presence at final performance;
Written and oral exam.


  • Graduale Triplex. Solesmes 1979. ISBN 2-85274-044-3
    • David Hiley, Gregorian Chant. Cambridge 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-69035-5
    These books are available at Academic bookstores, a music store or through the internet.


Register for this course via uSis.


Rogier Schneemann
Marcel Zijlstra

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