Links to Chant Resources

Western plainchant study and scholarship

Hexachord history and theory from medieval.org's Early Music FAQ The hexachord system, introduced and developed by Guido d'Arezzo and his colleagues in the 11th century, was a central element of musical practice and culture in medieval Europe. By Margo Schulter.
CANTUS: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant Indices of chants in selected manuscripts and early printed sources of the liturgical Office. The CANTUS database is intended to assist scholars in their study of the chants of the Office. CANTUS indices are research tools for working with medieval manuscripts; they are not intended to be editions o
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Musicology, Dept. of Early Music The early music branch, located in Budapest, is the academic home of László Dobszay and Janka Szendrei, directors of the Schola Hungarica, a plainchant choir with numerous cds of central and easter European plainchant and early polyphony. Several projects to digitize plainchant sources are described
Chant performing groups - amateur

Fayetteville, Arkansas Gregorian Chant Schola A group that meets in a Catholic church to sing, study and promote the use of Gregorian Chant in Catholic worship and in general. Website maintained by Prof. Richard Lee, University of Arkansas
The St. Ann Choir, Palo Alto, California A volunteer choir who sing Gregorian chant services in Palo Alto. Directed by Dr. William P. Mahrt, of Stanford University.
Western plainchant: Solesmes method

Schola Cantorum Bogotensis Gregorian chant choir from Bogota, Columbia. Site with many resources: lessons, translations, scores, links.
Church Music Association of America The Church Music Association of America (founded in 1874) is an association of Catholic musicians, and those who have a special interest in music and liturgy, active in advancing Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and other forms of sacred music, including new composition, for liturgical use.
How to Sing Plainchant An "online book" dated 1920. Instruction manual for plainchant choirs based on the Dominican processional of 1913.
Abbey of Regina Laudis A monastery of contemplative Benedictine women in Bethlehem, Conn., following the Rule of St. Benedict according to the Primitive Observance. They gather as a community seven times during the day to sing the psalms of Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. They sing the Mass and Divi
Buddhist chant

Lama Tashi's website The website of the monk and master of Tibetan multiphonic singing. As of June 2008 it appears to be still under construction, although you will find Lama Tashi's biography and links here.
Buddhist prayers and chants mp3s from Tibetan Buddhist Internet Radio
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Includes information on the throat-singing monks of the Drepung Losing Monastery in South India (exiled from Tibet). This monastery has a branch in Atlanta Georgia.
Wikipedia article Survey of Buddhist chants from the various Buddhist branches and cultures.
Pali Chants by the Wat Metta Sangha Pali chanting from the Metta Forest Monastery, California. Texts and translations are available on the web page, and can be found in "A Chanting Guide", published by The Dhammayut Order in the United States of America.
Pali (Thai) chants from the defunct theravada.net Downloadable mp3 files, includes text and a link to a pronunciation guide.
A Chanting Guide by the Dhammayut Order in the United States of America Pali (Thai) Buddhist chant pronunciation guide and translations
Hindu, Sikh, and related devotional music

kirtan.org Website of Vaiyasaki dasa Adhikari. Very clear and full explanations for Westerners of the history and types of Kirtan.
ikirtan.com Huge collection of kirtan in streaming files. But lacking translations or other explanations for non Sikh visitors. Links to Kirtan photos and events.
About.com "Kirtan" under Hinduism Describes the role of this type of participatory chanting in Hindu meditation.
Media

Millennium of Music : The Sources and Mainstreams of European music in the 1,000 years before the birth of Bach (with host/producer Robert Aubry Davis) is the world's longest running program featuring early music, including plainchant. It can be heard across the nation on public radio and XM satellite radio.