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Music: Gregorian Chant



This tutorial focusses on the the notation, performance practice, history 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 2019-2020.

Fridays 15:20 - 17:00 hrs, from 13 September 2019 onwards.
Room/location: SON 03, Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag.

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.


Please register for this course in uSis (Leiden University) and in Osiris (Royal Conservatoire): Register in uSis. Register in Osiris.


Rogier Schneemann Marcel Zijlstra

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