Chorale
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1. Term

In modern usage, a chorale denotes monophonic Latin liturgical chant (generally also called “Gregorian chant”) and a vernacular Hymn (church anthem) in the German Lutheran church [5]. In the Middle Ages, the Latin term cantus was generally used (cantus gregorianus, cantus planus) for the liturgical (Gregorian) c…

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Hiley, David, “Chorale”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018046>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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