Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

William Polack

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Acts 2:24; John 1:14; 1 Samuel 20:3; Philippians 2:6-7; John 1:14; John 8:31; Isaiah 6:1-4; Psalm 28:2; John 1:29; Luke 2:14; Psalm 46:1ff;


What then is plainsong, or so-called Gregorian chant? Volumes could be written characterizing this magnificent structure of medieval church song, a song which in a certain sense forms the basis of all modern music. In a treatise of this type let it suffice to state but a few of its fundamental principles. Needless to say, it is of the utmost importance that one have at least a general conception of what constitutes this music in order to properly evaluate its influence on the Lutheran chorale. The greater such knowledge of plainsong, the greater also will be one's appreciation of Luther's work in this respect.

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