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Chartres

Margot E. Fassler

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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City in France, capital of the Eure-et-Loir département. Since the 4th century the cathedral of Notre Dame has been the focal point of Chartres and its musical life. From at least the 9th century it was the site of a major Marian cult, and this influenced the development of the liturgical arts, including music. Chartres is important for the history of sacred music (especially in the central Middle Ages), not so much for what was

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Subjects: Music

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