or plain song
Origin of plainsong
Examples from the Web for plain-song
Music embraced the rules of the plain-song of the Church, some theory of sound, and the connexion of harmony and numbers.
Under Fulbert, indeed, the school of Chartres became famous for its music and for its plain-song renderings of the sacred offices.The Story of Chartres|Cecil Headlam
It may be beautiful in secular music, but it is null and void when it attempts the venerable sequences of plain-song.The Cathedral|Joris-Karl Huysmans
A plain-song by Alexander Reinagle is used by some congregations, but is not remarkably expressive.The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
When opposed to plain-song, it meant counter-point as distinguished from mere melody.Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet|William Shakespeare
British Dictionary definitions for plain-song
Word Origin for plainsong
Word Origin and History for plain-song
also plainsong, plain-song, 1510s, translating Latin cantus planus, French plain chant.