Music: Gregorian Chant

Course description Music: Gregorian Chant
Year: 2016-2017
Catalog number: 5100KM08
  • Dr. Marcel Zijlstra (Gregoriaans)
Language: Dutch
Blackboard: No
EC: 5.0
Level: 100
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class


This tutorial focusses on the the notation, performance practice, histroy and liturgical context of Gregorian chant, including the the different forms and genres within the corpus. Apart from gaining ability in reading, singing and interpreting Gregorian notation in its many forms, and gaining practical and historical knowledge regarding repertoire, at the end of the year Gregorian mass-songs of one sunday will be studied, rehearsed and performed in context.


First and second semester 2016-2017.
Fridays from 10:30 hrs to 12:10 hrs. First class on 9 September.
This class takes place in room M402 of the Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorial

Assessment Method

Presence obligatory;
Presence at final performance;
Written and oral exam.


• Graduale Triplex. Solesmes 1979. ISBN 2-85274-044-3
• David Hiley, Gregorian Chant. Cambridge 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-69035-5
These books are available at Academic bookstores, a music store or through the internet.


Register for this course via uSis.


Rogier Schneemann
Marcel Zijlstra

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