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Inside the Offertory: Aspects of Chronology and Transmission

Rebecca Maloy


The offertory has played a crucial role in recent vigorous debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. Its elaborate solo verses are among the most splendid of chant melodies, yet the verses ceased to be performed in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, making them among the least known and studied chants of the repertory. This study draws on the music, lyrics, and liturgical history of the offertory to shed new light on its origins and chronology. The book addresses issues that are at the heart of chant scholarship, such as the relationship between the Gregorian and Old Roman melodies, the ... More

Keywords: offertory, Gregorian chant, Old Roman chant, oral transmission, melodic formulas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195315172
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315172.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Maloy, author
University of Colorado, Boulder