Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 3 | ARTICLE

Title: THE CISTERCIAN CHANT OF THE NUNS OF THE ANCIENT MOSTEIRO DE S. BERNARDO IN PORTALEGRE: A MUSICAL ANALYSIS

Author: Susana Maria Maia Porto* (susana.porto@sapo.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 3

Abstract:
This article is based on the analysis and description of the musical life of the Cistercian nuns of the ancient Monastery of St. Bernardo in Portalegre, derived from a document printed most likely in the 17th and 18th centuries, based on its characters. The research is based on the analogy between the Gregorian chants of the only musical source belonging to the monastery and the principles of plainchant, or plainsong, in a comparative and contextualized sense. The author presents an initial analysis of the document and recommends new directions for further investigations.

Keywords: Gregorian chant, Cistercian chant, Cistercian Order, Mosteiro of S. Bernardo, Portalegre




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