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Chant--at AMS Milwaukee!

What is chant?  And, what does it mean to study chant?  The answer, of course, depends on whom you ask.  To some, chant is a seminal repertory of music with core issues revolving around source studies, the development and interpretation of musical notation, the fixity of melody over time and space, the regulation of tonality, and all manner of questions related to performance and performance practice.  To others, of course, chant is more of a cultural practice: a ritual that involves music but is not defined by it.  Such scholars approach chant as deeply entangled i

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