English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Century by Martin Thomas

By Martin Thomas

This ebook examines the stylistic improvement of English cathedral tune in the course of a interval of liturgical upheaval, taking a look at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, prime church tune figures and corporations to track and liturgy. Arguments that have been complex for protecting an archaic type in cathedral tune are thought of, together with the linking of musical kind with liturgical language, the recommending of a subservient position for tune within the liturgy, and the advance of a language of fittingness to explain church song. the jobs of the RSCM and different influential our bodies are explored. Martin Thomas attracts on many assets: the libraries and information of English cathedrals; modern press insurance and the files of church track our bodies; publishing practices; secondary literature; and the track itself. Concluding that an arresting of improvement in English cathedral tune has avoided applicable impacts from secular track being felt, Thomas contrasts this with how cathedrals have frequently effectively and dynamically engaged with the area of the visible arts, rather in portray and sculpture. featuring implications for all denominations and for patronage of the humanities via church buildings, and where of musical aesthetics within the making plans of liturgy, this booklet bargains a huge source for track, theology, liturgy scholars and ministry groups worldwide.

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