ecclesiastical mode

NOUN
  1. any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
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  • And thus it comes about that the ecclesiastical model of marriage entwines the lay one without a hitch, and in its embrace foreshadows a revolutionary way of looking at marriage.
  • Art on Russian soil was essentially an importation of ecclesiastical models, chiefly icons, derived from Byzantine art.
  • Byrd and Bull freed themselves from the old ecclesiastical modes, or ancient scales.
  • A madrigal was a secular composition, generally devoted to love, but in polyphonic style, and in one of the ecclesiastical modes. A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present
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