The Roman Catholic and Byzantine Churches
*Simple* [with still more ancient scales you can hear]
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of… silence. – Visions of Gregorian Chants
In this chapter I write and play many examples of music from Ambrosian Chant, Gregorian Chant, and Byzantine Chant.
Of all the church modes, the most exotic-sounding ones come from the Byzantine Church tradition — along with several very familiar-sounding scales! In this chapter I discuss these modes and dozens of others from the other Church traditions.
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