Chant (from Old French chanter) is the rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two pitches called reciting tones. Chants may range from a simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures, often including a great deal of repetition of musical subphrases, such as Great Responsories and Offertories of Gregorian chant. Chant may be considered speech, music, or a heightened or stylized form of speech. In the later Middle Ages some religious chant evolved into song (forming one of the roots of later Western music).
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Anglican chants are categorized elsewhere.
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- Veni Creator Spiritus (Gregorian chant)
- Veni redemptor (Ambrosian chant)
- Verbum caro (Gregorian chant)
- Verbum supernum (Ambrosian chant)
- Verità eterna (Carlotta Ferrari)
- Veruyu (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
- Vespere autem sabbati (Gregorian chant)
- Victimae paschali laudes (Gregorian chant)
- Vide humilitatem (Ambrosian chant)
- Videntes stellam (Ambrosian chant)
- Viderunt omnes (Gregorian chant)
- Vidi aquam (Ambrosian chant)
- Vidi aquam (Gregorian chant)
- Visionem quam vidistis (Gregorian chant)