The Gregorian Chant School

The School

The Gregorian Chant School

The Gregorian Chant School, now in its ninth edition, consists of a series of study and in-depth courses of the greatest European musical and cultural heritage, as well as the own singing of the Roman Catholic Church. The initiative, launched on a national scale, boasts prestigious sponsorships and responds to a growing demand for art and beauty to which AERCO Academy, in collaboration with the professional ensemble Cantori Gregoriani and with internationally renowned guest teachers, has responded by activating various initiatives both online and in person. The proposal – addressed in particular to choir directors, organists and singers – intends to deal in a systematic and rigorous way with the ancient manuscript sources of Gregorian Chant. Ample space will also be reserved for executive practice and group exercises in the presence, without however renouncing the integrated digital teaching method: the project is based on mixed teaching, guaranteeing to follow the students also in the remote mode through activities suggested by the teachers. which will be appropriately discussed both individually and in groups.

POSSIBILITY OF ATTENDANCE
Each year can be repeated several times, finding the contents resubmitted, but applied to examples that are largely different each year. It is possible to register only for theoretical courses and online seminars, for weekends in presence, for the Summer Course.

THREE YEAR AND TWO YEAR EXAMS
At the end of the three-year period it will be possible, and highly recommended, to take the final exam useful to verify one’s actual understanding and reworking of what has been presented. They will consist in the discussion of the final papers, and will be held during the Summer Course according to the modalities communicated by the Commission itself.

PUBLICATION
The Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School will be activated, published by AERCO and coordinated by a special Scientific Committee, which will present articles by the teachers of the School. They will also propose an essay in the drafting of which the students of the three-year and annual Master’s will actively collaborate.

DIGITAL LIBRARY
The students of the School (full year) will have free access to digital and multimedia materials useful for the study path and facilitated access to the Video Manual of Gregorian Chant by Fulvio Rampi and to the DVD The supreme poet and the sacred sound edited by Cantori Gregoriano, published by AERCO.

SUMMER COURSE
At the end of each year of the School, the Summer Course of Gregorian Chant is organized, according to methods made known in time, in which all students are encouraged to take part in order to complete the training.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
It will be possible to obtain a certificate of participation having registered at least 70% of the attendance; the same minimum percentage is essential to be admitted to take the final exam of the three-year period.

SHARES
Gregorian Chant School (2 online courses [October-March] + Cycle of online seminars [March-July] + 2 weekends [March-April] + Summer course [July]): 350 euros; 280 *
Gregorian Chant School (online courses October-March + Cycle of online seminars [March-July] + 2 weekends March / April): 250 euros; 200 *
Summer course: 150 euros; 120 *
Online course only Introduction to Gregorian Chant: 50 euros; 40 *
Semiology online course only: 50 euros; 40 *
Paleography online course only: 50 euros; 40 *
Online course only Mode 1 (self-administered): 50 euros; 40 *
Online course only Mode 2: 50 euros; 40 *
Salmodia online course only (self-administered): 40 euros (single fee)
Repertoire and Liturgy online course only: 30 euro (single fee)
Only online course Medieval Music Theory: 40 euros (single fee)
Tropi e Sequenze online course only: 40 euro (single fee)
Series of online seminars [March-July]: 50 euros; 40 *
The Office in Gregorian Chant, Parma in attendance (15-16 April 2023): 100 euros; 80 *
(*) Reduced fee for members of AERCO, FENIARCO, ANDCI, AISCGRE, Conservatory students

REGISTRATION
To register, simply fill in the following form:
https://form.jotform.com/aercobologna/iscrizioneaccademiacorale
For video manuals and self-administered courses, simply access from here:
https: // www .aerco.academy / on-line-courses /

INFORMATION
To request information on the Gregorian Singing School, you can contact the email: gregoriano@aerco.academy ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Artistic director of the Gregorian Singing School – AERCO: Luca Buzzavi

PARTNERSHIP AND PATRONAGE
AISCGRE
Diocese of Ferrara-Comacchio – Liturgical office
Directorate of the Museums of Emilia Romagna
ANDCI
Musical Chapel of the Cathedral of Modena (CMDM)
FENIARCO

PROGRAMMA DEI CORSI TEORICI ONLINE
Corsi teorici del triennio: 9 incontri, 18 ore, 2 ore ad incontro, dalle 14 alle 16, su piattaforma Zoom. Corsi teorici del biennio: 5 incontri, 10 ore, 2 ore ad incontro, dalle 14 alle 16, su piattaforma Zoom. Eccezioni:
Repertorio e Liturgia: 4 incontri, 8 ore, 2 ore ad incontro, dalle 14 alle 16, su piattaforma Zoom. Modalità 2: 5 incontri, 10 ore, 2 ore ad incontro, dalle 21 alle 23, su piattaforma Zoom.
Ecco il calendario complessivo:

teacher: Luca Buzzavi

The target
Provide the necessary knowledge to be able to access general exercises and in-depth courses.

The field of investigation
Excerpts from the proprium missae, ordinarium missae and the Office’s repertoire will be analyzed.

The methodology
Through the projection of synthetic presentations, illustrative images, plays and articles to support the lessons, the students will be accompanied through stimulating itineraries to take the first steps in the study of Gregorian Chant. During the course will also be proposed the analysis of some passages on which students enrolled in the courses of Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology, Gregorian Paleography, Modes will work from different points of view. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The topics and exercises
The path will follow the following themes:
1 – Orientation on the tetragrammaton and Vatican notation
• Practice: analysis of passages in square notation
2 – Forms and styles of Gregorian Chant (proprium, ordinarium and repertoire of the Office)
• Practice: stylistic-formal analysis of pieces from the Gregorian repertoire
3 – Structure of the adiastematic notations of Sangallo and Metense: from the monosonic neuma to the neumes of three sounds. Notes on conduction neumes and liquescence. Mode elements.
• Practice: simple retroversions and searches in the main adiastematic codes
4 – The text in the Gregorian Chant
• Exercise: recognition of the types of textual interventions and research among the sources of the Antiphonale Missarum Sextuplex
5 – Elements of the Liturgy
• Exercise: structuring of liturgical-musical programs

Exercise: structuring of liturgical-musical programs

teacher: Angelo Corno

The target
Address the main themes of Gregorian Semiology and be able to perform retroversions with the Sangallo and Metense notations.

The field of investigation
Excerpts from the proprium missae, ordinarium missae and the Office’s repertoire will be analyzed.

The methodology
Clear teaching units will be addressed in the form of investigation and research itineraries in order to stimulate the students to learn the theoretical and practical contents.
During the course will also be proposed the analysis of some passages on which students enrolled in the courses of Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology, Gregorian Paleography, Modes will work from different points of view. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The topics and exercises

The path will follow the following themes:

1 – The neumatic articulation

Exercise: analysis of passages, retroversions and research in the main adiastematic codes

2 – Liquescence

Practice: analysis of passages and research in manuscripts

3 – Special and conduction neumes

Exercise: analysis of passages, retroversions and research in the main adiastematic codes

4 – Neumes in unisonic contexts

Exercise: analysis of passages, retroversions and research in the main adiastematic codes

5 – Plurisonic neumes and sangallese and metensi retroversions

Practice: analysis of passages and retroversion exercises

teacher: Giorgio Merli

The target
Provide the necessary knowledge to be able to analyze musical manuscripts from different eras containing repertoire of Gregorian liturgical chant and local rites that survived the period of unification of the Carolingian era, identifying:
The location of the examined sheet (feast, time and liturgical moment)
The type of manuscript according to the content (gradual, antiphonary, etc.)
The type of notation, its dating, provenance and possible influences of mother notations

The field of investigation
The analysis will focus in particular on the manuscripts of the various geographical areas starting from the first adiastematic testimonies, but some later testimonies up to the first printed editions will also be examined, limited to square notation and Gregorian chant).

The methodology
The essential theoretical discussion will be as limited as possible: we will try to make immediate reference, for each topic, to the handwritten testimonies through specific exercises.
The “in-the-field” survey aims to make the discussion of topics interesting that otherwise would risk appearing dry.
During the course will also be proposed the analysis of some passages on which students enrolled in the courses of Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology, Gregorian Paleography, Modes will work from different points of view. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The topics and exercises

1 – The various types of liturgical books with musical notation (gradual, antiphonary, missal, hymnal, processional, etc.)

Exercise: analysis of manuscript pages with the aim of identifying their typology

2 – Notes on the theories about the birth of musical notation. The classification criteria of a notation. Specific characteristics of the sangallese and metense notations, useful as a reference for the other notations.

Exercise: analysis of manuscript pages with the aim of identifying the main characteristics of the notation

3 – Analysis of the main notational families divided by geographic areas (paleofranca, German / Sangallese, Metense, Breton, Mozarabic, Aquitaine, French, Italian): first evidence and subsequent developments. Theoretical notations.

Exercise: analysis of manuscript pages of various notational families

teachers: Fulvio Rampi, Giorgio Merli, Michele Loda

self-administered course: access credentials will be provided to subscribers

The target
Deepening of the compositional structures relating to psalmody according to the plurality of forms and styles as a first conscious approach to the Gregorian modality.

The field of investigation and the methodology
Analysis and recognition of psalmodic elements in Gregorian passages belonging to the Gradual and Antiphonal repertoire.

The topics and exercises
1 – Simple psalmody and liturgical contexts
• Practice: adaptation of psalm texts to the simple tones of octoechos
2 – Semi-day psalmody: the tones of the Introit and Communion; the solemn psalmody
• Practice: adaptation of psalm texts to semi-updated tones. The verses of communio in the sangallese code E121
3 – Ornate psalmody: the verses of the verbose responsories
• Exercise: analysis of some long-winded responses

teachers: Claudio Campesato, Michele Loda

First part – THE LITURGICAL SOURCES
teacher: Michele Loda The goal

Orient the student in the panorama of the sources of the missal, specifically in the parts set to music.

The field of investigation
Overall look at the origin of the materials (antecedents of the Missale totum) and analysis

The methodology
The necessary knowledge of liturgical history and evolution will be provided to the audience, in order to allow the correct etiological, literary and canonical framing of the question.
The indication, albeit summary of the sources and the description of some of them, will allow us to trace the roots of the texts and music of the Mass.
The analysis of some cases and situations will allow us to understand some historically found dynamics underlying the assignment of pericopes and passages.

The topics and exercises
• 1. Ancient Sources. From fragments to collections, from Ordines to Missale. Exttravagantes texts. The Antiphonale Missarum Sextuplex.
• 2. Repertoire ad Mandatum, form of the Assumption, Hints to the Quattuor Tempora

Second part – A SPECIFIC PERIOD: LENT AND FIFTY EASTER
teacher: Claudio Campesato

The target
To initiate the knowledge and application of a method for an exegesis of the Gregorian repertoire. A study method will be presented that is faithful to the etymology of the word exegesis (ἐξήγησις, exéghēsis: from the verb ex-egheomai to lead out, to extract). It will not be a question of approaching the repertoire with a personal and subjective reading but an attempt will be made to orient to an internal explanation of the repertoire itself and its context. In doing this, we will have the opportunity to know the importance of a secondary liturgical source: medieval liturgical commentaries.

The field of investigation
We will focus on a specific period of the year that is the one before and after Easter: Lent and the Easter Fifty. Furthermore, within this macro-liturgical period, a specific case study will be presented: the two Sundays of the Passion: V of Lent and Palms.
There will be no melodic analysis of the repertoire but we will concentrate on a global reading of the repertoire in its liturgical-celebratory context considering not the single celebration but the “liturgical day”.

The methodology
The methodology will be analytical-comparative with particular attention to the sources. The Gregorian repertoire will be approached with a style similar to that of textual criticism for which the Sitz im Leben of what has been studied will always be fundamental (pay attention to the context).

The topics and exercises
1 – Lent yesterday and today: preparation for Easter, Baptism and Penance.
2 – The Easter Fifty yesterday and today: mystagogy for the Neophytes and the reconciled; paschal journey for all Christians; a further time of preparation for Baptism.
3 – Liturgical-Gregorian exegesis of the two Sundays of the Passion.

teacher: Daniel Saulnier
self-administered course: access credentials will be provided to subscribers

The target
Clarify the notion of musical mode in the context of Roman-Frankish chant and provide tools for a differentiated modal analysis of the pieces of the Gregorian repertoire.

The field of investigation
The analysis will focus on the passages present in the usual Gregorian chant books: Graduale romanum (1974), Graduale triplex (1979), Antiphonale romanum I-II (2009-2020), Antiphonale monasticum (2005-2009). When necessary, medieval manuscripts will be consulted.

The methodology and exercises
Each session will be structured according to three main steps: frontal lesson, exercises and practical applications, discussion on the topics covered. In each session, personal work will be proposed through which to self-verify learning within the next lesson. The solutions will still be corrected and commented on by the teacher each time. Some students will have the opportunity to present their research during the last few sessions. During the course will also be proposed the analysis of some passages on which students enrolled in the courses of Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology, Gregorian Paleography, Modes will work from different points of view. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The arguments
1 – What song are we talking about? 2 – What is a way?
3 – The ways of cantillation
4 – The concept of modal evolution
5 – Mode, melody and ornamentation 6 – The eight modes of the Octoechos
7 – The Odyssey of ways

teacher: Daniel Saulnier

The target
To deepen the knowledge of the modal stratifications of the Roman-Frankish chant. Specify the notions of the archaic way, the bipolar way and the octoechos way.
Specific study of the eight modes by modal analysis of pieces from the ancient repertoire.

The field of investigation
The analysis will focus on the passages present in the usual Gregorian chant books: Graduale romanum (1974), Graduale triplex (1979), Antiphonale romanum I-II (2009-2020), Antiphonale monasticum (2005-2009). When necessary, medieval manuscripts will be consulted.

The methodology, topics and exercises
Each session will include a lecture and practical application exercises. Time will be reserved for interactive reflection on the issues raised by students. In each session, personal research will also be proposed in view of the next meeting. Some students may be invited to present their paper during the last sessions. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

teacher: Enrico de Capitani

The target
Provide the basic knowledge to orient oneself in the repertoire of tropes and sequences, distinguishing forms and styles, placing them temporally and historically, deepening their relationship with the Gregorian repertoire. In addition, problems relating to the sources and books that contain the repertoire, the literary aspect, the relationship between melody and text will be addressed.

The field of investigation
The most ancient forms and sources will be considered with particular attention, especially those from Aquitaine – more easily reconstructed from a melodic point of view – but by comparing them with other sources from San Marino or later in order to highlight the differentiation of a repertoire that had a vast diffusion and its evolution over time.

The methodology
It will privilege the investigation “in the field”, working on specific, meaningful passages of the different forms. Exercises “at home” will be proposed. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The topics and exercises
1 – The types of liturgical books containing tropes and sequences.
• Exercise: analysis of manuscript pages with the aim of identifying their typology
2 – Analysis of a prosula and its relationship with the neumatic rhythm studied in semiology.
• Exercise: translation of a prosula into neumes
3 – Analysis of an income trope.
• Exercise: full transcription of a trope in the context of the original liturgical passage
• Identification of the possible passage starting from a trope text
4 – Analysis of an ancient sequence and comparison between an Aquitaine sequence and a Sangallese sequence having the same melody.
• Exercise: identification of area and historical period of different sequences
5 – Analysis of an ancient Kyrie and comparison with a more recent Kyrie
• Exercise: analysis of different types of Kyrie

teacher: Angelo Rusconi

The target
Knowing the most ancient texts that analyze and organize the Gregorian repertoire, organize the teaching of music, develop forms of exact notation of the melodies, give indications for the practice of the organum; in addition to the theoretical treatises proper, the Tonari are examined, books in which the liturgical repertoire is classified according to the modality.

The field of investigation
The course, given a general overview of the main themes, authors and texts, examines each year a topic or an author / group of authors.

The methodology
The work is mainly carried out on the original texts with the feedback on singing manuscripts of different types, ages and origins, in order to verify in the reality of the musical book the thoughts and proposals advanced by the treatises and analyze the melodies on this basis.
During the course will also be proposed the analysis of some passages on which students enrolled in the courses of Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology, Gregorian Paleography, Modes will work from different points of view. At the end of the courses, the teachers will collect the papers of their students and combine them into a single article that will be published in the Yearbook of the Gregorian Chant School.

The topics and exercises
1 – Theorists and their books: treatises in prose and verse, tonari, antiphonaries
• Exercise: identification of types of texts and description of contents
2 – The modality and musical notations in the theorists up to Guido d’Arezzo: an overview
• Practice: analysis and transcription of pieces in different notations (including alphabetic ones)
3 – Monographic part: Guido d’Arezzo and the new musical pedagogy of the 11th century
• Practice: analysis of theoretical texts and related musical manuscripts

teacher: Matteo Cesarotto
self-administered course: access credentials will be provided to subscribers

The target

The course is self-administered and is divided into 15 lessons that will give the opportunity to learn how to use a digital platform for Gregorian word processing with the possibility of sending the proposed processors to the teacher.
during the course and receive advice to improve and check the status of learning.

The topics and exercises

• Meinrad: introduction
• Transcribe with Meinrad: syllabic style antiphons
• Meinrad: unicode
• Meinrad: semi-updated style antiphons
• Meinrad: integrate a musical example into a text
• Meinrad & Illuminare Score Editor
• Illuminare Score Editor: overview
• Transcribe with Illuminare Score Editor: syllabic style antiphons, complex spellings, ornate passages
• Illuminate Score Editor: alpha version
• Illuminate Score Editor & Inkscape
• Transcripts & Analysis
• Exercises

THE OFFICE IN GREGORIAN SONG

teachers: Angelo Corno, Michael Guastalla, Luca Buzzavi, Roberto Spremulli, Michele Loda

PLACE AND DATES
A weekend in attendance: 15-16 April 2023 | Saturday: 10-13; 15-19 | Sunday: 9-13; 15-18 in Parma at the Casa della Musica and the Church of San Francesco del Prato

During the course the Schola Gregoriana Ecce (conducted by Luca Buzzavi) will be present as a laboratory choir. Will celebrate the Second Vespers: Don Michele Loda, Gregorianist

teachers: Angelo Corno, Michael Guastalla
Lessons for homogeneous groups and as a whole dedicated to the executive practice of the Office’s repertoire, with
particular attention to the pieces analyzed during the theoretical online courses. Elements of Gregorian leadership.
The Repertory modules will also deal with topics relating to: textual composition, liturgical contextualization, Gregorian forms and styles, modalities.

teacher: Roberto Spremulli

GENERAL ASPECTS
1 – Phono-articulatory and respiratory system: physiological aspects; breathing zones and their conscious and functional use to the repertoire; sound production area; vocal cords and larynx; sound amplification zone; spaces of resonance and development of harmonic sounds.
2 – The voice and the registers: conscious and functional use of the repertoire; chest register; center register (mixed zone); head register; falsetto register.
3 – Vocal behavior of the single chorister, of the group and intonation; aspects related to the speaking technique; aspects related to the quality of phonemes and single vowels; aspects related to modal / tonal growth and to individual and group ears; aspects related to the ability to develop functional intervals for vocal intonation.

SPECIFIC ASPECTS
Vocality and performance practice: semiological experience, attack, detachment, legate, vibrato, repercussion, correct diction, comprehensibility of the text, syllabic articulation and liquescence, voice and dynamics, use of breathing in the interpretative context, passages to acute and grave.

VOCALIZATION PROPOSALS functional to the repertoire and performance

ESERCITAZIONI

docenti: Roberto Spremulli, Michele Loda

Gli allievi e la Schola Gregoriana Ecce allestiranno il canto dei Secondi Vespri di domenica 23 aprile presso la Chiesa di San Francesco del Prato.


Other Courses

March – July 2022
Based on the collaboration with research and study groups, a cycle of online seminars will be set up in the indicated period dedicated to medieval culture and the relationship between Gregorian Chant, other artistic disciplines and the relationship with Polyphony.
Further information will be communicated during the academic year of the Gregorian Chant School.

teachers: Fulvio Rampi, Angelo Corno, Michael Guastalla, Luca Buzzavi, Matteo Cesarotto

The course will be structured as follows:

PLACE AND DATES
From Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July 2023, at the Abbey of Santa Maria del Monte in Cesena (FC)

ROUTES
It will be possible to choose between the following training courses:

SUPERIOR PATH – Angelo Corno: a theoretical-practical itinerary through the compositional cells of Gregorian Chant between semiology, modalities and rhetoric, intended for those who have already completed studies on the subject. The detailed program of the course will be published later.

INTRODUCTORY PATH – Michael Guastalla: an introduction to the performance practice of Gregorian Chant starting from the simple antiphons, arriving at the repertoire of the Proper, designed for those who are at the first steps and wish to experience the proper song of the Church.

EXERCISES – Fulvio Rampi: during this module, in combined courses, the Ordinary and Proper repertoire of the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (year A) will be studied and sung during the Sunday liturgy.

VISIT TO THE MONASTERY – during this module you will have the opportunity to visit the most characteristic places of the Monastery of Santa Maria del Monte, with a specific focus on the Ambrosian code of the fourteenth century. stored there.

SEMINAR – Matteo Cesarotto: A theoretical and practical seminar to discover the liturgical-musical heritage of the Congregation of Santa Giustina, then Cassinese and now Sublacense Cassinese.
Sing what is written?
From the manuscript to the practical book

MONASTIC LITURGIES: in collaboration with the Benedictine monks of the Abbey, all members will be given the opportunity to actively follow some monastic liturgies (in particular Lauds and Vespers) through prepared aids. The activity is optional, but strongly recommended *.
During the course the Schola Gregoriana Ecce (conducted by Luca Buzzavi) will be present as a laboratory choir. CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
The certificate of attendance will be issued with 70% of actual attendance.

TIMETABLE

THURSDAY 29/6

FRIDAY 30/6

SATURDAY 1/7

SUNDAY2/7

7:00 – 8:00

Lauds and Holy Mass*

Lauds and Holy Mass*

8:00 – 8:45

Breakfast at the Monastery

Breakfast at the Monastery Breakfast at the Monastery

Breakfast at the Monastery

9:00 – 10:45

Separate paths

Separate paths

Exercises

10:45 – 11:00

Pause

Pause

Pause

Pause

11:00 – 13:00

Percorsi separati

Separate paths

Exercises

Song of the Liturgy

14:30 – 16:00

Visita al Monastero

Seminary

Seminary

16:00 – 16:30

Pausa

Pause

Pause

16:30 – 18:30

Esercitazioni

Exercises

Exercises

18:45 – 19:15

Vespri*

Vespers *

Vespers *

ACCOMMODATION

Conventions will be available for both accommodation and meals, communicated to the members.

Theoretical courses online

in a foreign language

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In response to the requests registered by AERCO, two courses were set up in Portuguese and English:

A Scuola di Canto Gregoriano AERCO de Bologna (Itália)
A Scuola di Canto Gregoriano AERCO com sede em Bologna (Itália) tendo chegado à sua XI edição, consiste em uma série de cursos de estudo e de aprofundamento do Canto Gregoriano, patrimônio musical e cultural europeu e canto próprio da Igreja Católica Romana. Esta iniciativa, lançada em território italiano, conta com patrocinadores renomados e responde a um crescente desejo de arte e de beleza aos quais a AERCO Academy, em colaboração com o ensemble profissional Cantori Gregoriani, respondeu com várias iniciativas tanto on-line quanto presencial. A proposta – dirigida de modo particular aos diretores de coros, aos organistas e aos cantores – deseja aprofundar de modo sistemático e rigoroso as antigas fontes manuscritas do Canto Gregoriano. Amplo espaço também é reservado à prática interpretativa e aos ensaios musicais de forma presencial, sem renunciar, porém, à modalidade didática digital integrada: o projeto funda-se na didática mista, garantindo o seguimento dos alunos tanto na modalidade à distância, quanto às atividades sugeridas pelos docentes que são oportunamente discutidas tanto individualmente quanto em grupo.

Os cursos em língua estrangeira

Procurando responder aos pedidos para a realização de cursos em língua estrangeira, desde o início do ano acadêmico 2021-2022 a Scuola di Canto Gregoriano AERCO começou a oferecer cursos em português e em inglês. Em português foi realizado o curso “Canto Gregoriano simples: do Antifonário de Hartker ao Graduale Simplex” pelo Prof. Clayton Dias. Um curso com o mesmo conteúdo foi ofertado pelo Prof. Luca Buzzavi em inglês. Procurando expandir a oferta de cursos em língua estrangeira, para o próximo ano acadêmico a AERCO irá estruturar um Curso completo de Canto Gregoriano em língua portuguesa, nos mesmos moldes do Curso ofertado em língua italiana e que chegou à sua VIII edição. Nasce assim, a “Escola de Canto Gregoriano AERCO” no Brasil, sob a coordenação do Prof. Clayton Dias procurando acolher a todos os estudantes de língua portuguesa que desejam aprimorar os seus conhecimentos em Canto Gregoriano.

Escola de Canto Gregoriano AERCO (língua portuguesa)

Cada aluno poderá escolher frequentar o 1o, o 2o ou o 3o ano do Triênio fundamental de Canto Gregoriano. O plano de estudo será o seguinte:

Cursos teóricos on-line

Ano

Curso

Horas-aulas

1o ano

Introdução ao Canto Gregoriano

20 horas-aulas

2o ano

Semiologia Gregoriana

20 horas-aulas

3o ano

Paleografia Gregoriana

20 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Canto Gregoriano Simples III

20 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Salmodia gregoriana

15 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Dicção para o Latim

10 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Recitativos gregorianos do celebrante e dos ministros

15 horas-aulas

Os alunos que participaram dos cursos “Canto Gregoriano Simples I” e “Canto Gregoriano Simples II” foram devidamente introduzidos ao estudo do Canto Gregoriano e, portanto, tem um programa

compatível ao 1o ano do Triênio fundamental de Canto Gregoriano. Desta forma, tais alunos, tendo registado pelo menos 70% de presença em tais cursos estão aptos para dar seguimento ao 2o ano do Triênio Fundamental.

Assim sendo, para o período letivo de agosto a dezembro de 2022 serão oferecidos os seguintes cursos teóricos:

  • Semiologia Gregoriana I (Sábados das 10h00 às 11h00 – 10 horas/aulas).
  • Canto Gregoriano Simples III (Sábados das 11h00 às 12h00 – 10 horas/aulas).

Cursos de férias de Canto Gregoriano

Ao término de cada ano da Escola será organizado um Curso de férias de Canto Gregoriano. Previamente, de acordo com as condições sanitárias, serão dadas as informações relativas para a realização do Curso. Todos os alunos são incentivados a participar para complementar a sua formação, conforme a proposta abaixo:

Ano

Curso

Horas-aulas

Curso livre

Repertório do Próprio da Missa

30 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Repertório do Ordinário da Missa

30 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Técnica-vocal para o Canto Gregoriano

10 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Regência do Canto Gregoriano

20 horas-aulas

Curso livre

Seminários monográficos teórico-práticos

6 horas-aulas

Possibilidades de participação

Cada ano do triênio fundamental pode ser repetido mais vezes, com os mesmos conteúdos apresentados, mas com exemplos diferentes a cada ano. Para quem desejar, é possível inscrever-se individualmente nos cursos teóricos on-line ou nos cursos teórico-práticos presenciais.

Exame do triênio

Ao final do triênio será possível, e altamente recomendável, realizar o exame final útil para verificar a real compreensão e reelaboração do que foi apresentado. O exame consistirá numa avaliação teórico-prática, com os procedimentos previamente comunicados pela direção da AERCO. Os alunos que tenham passado com sucesso no exame final do triênio poderão se inscrever no Master anual no ano acadêmico seguinte.

Publicações

Os alunos poderão ser convidados a colaborar no Anuário da Escola de Canto Gregoriano, publicado pela AERCO e coordenado por uma Comissão Científica, que apresentará artigos dos professores da Escola.

Certificado de frequência

Será possível obter um certificado de participação tendo registado pelo menos 70% de presença; a mesma porcentagem mínima é indispensável para a admissão ao exame final do triênio.

Quotas de participação

Introdução ao Canto Gregoriano

50 euros

Semiologia Gregoriana

50 euros

Paleografia Gregoriana

50 euros

Salmodia gregoriana

40 euros

Dicção para o Latim

35 euros

Recitativos gregorianos do celebrante e dos ministros

50 euros

Curso de férias de Canto Gregoriano

85 euros

Inscrições

Para se inscrever, basta preencher o seguinte formulário:

https://form.jotform.com/aercobologna/iscrizioneaccademiacorale

Informações

escoladecantogregoriano@aerco.academy

Direção

Diretor artístico da Scuola di Canto Gregoriano AERCO: Luca Buzzavi Diretor e professor dos Cursos em língua portuguesa: Clayton Dias

Parceria e patrocinadores

  • Associazione Internazionale Studi di Canto Gregoriano – AISCGre (seção italiana)
  • Diocesi di Ferrara-Comacchio – Ufficio liturgico
  • Direzione Musei dell’Emilia Romagna FENIARCO
  • Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra
  • ANDCI

teacher: Barbara Bolognese

Course Aims
To provide the necessary knowledge and tools to access our specific exercise sessions and our more advanced courses

Learning framework
Chants from the Graduale Simplex, Graduale Triplex and the Hartker antiphonary will be analyzed throughout the course

Metodology
The students will be introduced to the first steps in the study of Gregorian Chant with the aid of schematic slides, supporting pictures, listening sessions on specific features and examples described in class alongside with suggested readings.

Topics and exercise sessions
Our proposed learning path will follow these steps:

1- Basics on tetragrams and Vatican (square) notation
• Exercise session: analysis of chants in square notation

2- Forms and styles of Gregorian chant
• Exercise session: stylistic analysis of selected chants in the Gregorian repertory

3- Structure of the two main adiastematic notations (Gallican and Messine): from monosonic to trisonic neumes. An introduction to neums with specific phrasing values (i.e. those containing an oriscus or a quilisma) and to the phenomenon of liquescence. Basics on tones and modes.
• Exercise session: some easy exercises on “backwards semiology” and on how to search the main adiastematic manuscripts

4- The texts of Gregorian chant
• Exercise session: the students will learn how to identify the different types of textual interventions and how to search the Antiphonale Missarum Sextuplex

5- Elements of rhetoric within the chant
• rhetorical analysis of selected office antiphons

teacher: Barbara Bolognese

Course Aims
To provide the basics on psalmody (Mass and Office) and give the necessary tools to:
1. Sing any psalm/great Canticle with in the Liturgy of Hours with its appropriate tone and differentia
2. Search for and pair av ersicle with an antiphon of Communio
3. Understand the main features of ornate psalmody

Learning framework
Materials from the Antiphonale Monasticum, the Liber Usualis and the manuscript of Saint Gall 381 will be explored, alongside with chants for the Mass and Office from various sources.

Metodology
The students will be introduced to the first steps in the study of psalmody with the aid of schematic slides/pdfs, supporting pictures, listening sessions on specific features and examples described in class alongside with suggested readings.

Topics and exercise sessions

Our proposed learning path will follow these steps:

1. Basics on modes and tones:

  • The pentatonic scale and the notion of pien
  • The structure of archaic modes (C,D,E) and their presence in the repertory
  • The evolution of modes
  • The Octoechos: modes and psalmodic tones (+ exercise
  • An interesting exception: the Tonus Peregrinus

2.Simple psalmody for the Office

  • The eight psalmodic tones relative to the Octoechos: structure and main features
  • Intonation and re-intonation: the  differentiae
  • How to sing a psalm with any given psalmodic tone and differentia: a practical guide
  • An example: Psalm 51 (Miserere)
  • Exercise sheet and solutions

3.Semi-ornate psalmody for the Office

  • The great Canticles:Benedictus, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis
  • Structure and construction oft heir versicles in any given psalmodic tone
  • 3. Examples

4.Semi-ornatepsalmodyfortheMass

  • The cursus planus in literature
  • Structure andf eatures of the eight semi-ornate psalmodic tones for the Mass
  • The Versicularium: an introduction to the manuscript of Saint Gall3 81
  • Examples

5.Ornate psalmody

  • The Canticles of the Easter Vigil
  • The graduals in IIA
  • Some office responsories and other examples

5.Extra: the Tonaries

6. Extra: the structure of Vespers

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