ecclesiastical mode

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  • noun

Synonyms for ecclesiastical mode

any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600

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The six appendices cover "The Magnificat-Fugues, the Ecclesiastical Modes, and Modern Tonality," and "Index of Variant Work Titles" referencing variant work titles with the established work titles found in the catalog.
The endless debates about tuning systems, the problem of the mathematical basis of music, the question of Greek modes and their relation to ecclesiastical modes, the attempt to revive the fabled effects of Greek music in modern practice, the relation of music to poetics, the conflict between theory and practice, especially with regard to the categorization of consonances: all these subjects and more exercised generations of writers, often to an exceedingly acrimonious degree.