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Visualizing the Unseen: Gregorian Chant and the Arts 

Wednesday, March 24, 6 PM

Visualizing the Unseen: Gregorian Chant and the Arts 

Robert Benson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Creative Arts 

Although sung music was always important to Christian spirituality in worship and monastic life, in the early middle ages, chant and other music could only be learned by rote. The invention of musical notation made what had only been heard visible and readable. This permitted Gregorian chant to become one of the driving forces in the arts of painting, metalwork, sculpture and architecture where the unseen was also given visual expression.


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Ms. Bernadette L. Unger

Ms. Bernadette L. Unger left a positive review 3/23/2021

An excellent presentation putting Gregorian Chant in the context of the evolution on art, music, architecture and the church. The presenter draws upon his deep understanding of all of these factors and even played the piano to demonstrate some scales!