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When were most chants created during the Middle Ages?

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December 01, 2011 2:08AM

Most of the chants were created during the Early Middle Ages. The best known chants today are the Gregorian chants, which were compiled according to the wishes of Pope Gregory I, who was pope from 590 to 604.

The consensus of musicologists may be that the chants date from after the year 300. I have seen some disagreement on this, and there have been some important authors who have expressed the view that they were much older than that.