church music


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church music

Music that forms an integral part of organized Christian worship. Over the centuries, this has mainly taken the form of music performed by choirs, but it is not unusual to find it being provided nowadays by folk musicians or even rock groups.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.church music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonieschurch music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
antiphon, antiphony - a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
Mass - a musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven"
processional, prosodion - religious music used in a procession
antiphonal, antiphonary - bound collection of antiphons
religious song - religious music for singing
music genre, musical genre, musical style, genre - an expressive style of music
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He wrote of old church music and the Alban Hills, and of the languor of incense and the charm of the streets by night, in the rain, when the pavements shone and the light of the street lamps was mysterious.
Each instrument- now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn- played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
No business doing, no fun going on, nothing to drink, and no smoking allowed, and a thrumming of church music from morning till night.
They include the history of Irish church music from 1800 to the present, including Sean O RaidaAEs Requiem do shaighdiuir; essays on organ studies, including the organists at St.
The history of Baptist church music has been both a continuous narrative and a series of extraordinary events that can be labeled as "turning points.
These works also demonstrate the vast appeal of Telemann's church music.
A LEADING expert in church music is set to be the keynote speaker at a day of music workshops being held at Durham Cathedral later this month.
The church Music Director, John Leslie, will conduct, with accompaniment by pianist Allyn Phelps, of Northboro, and drummer Shawn McGann, of Gardner.
It is people like that who keep church music going in parishes throughout the country.
Choristers need to be competent sight readers and are promised the chance to sing a wide range of church music, from Byrd to Britten.
Alfred Music first entered the church music market in 1990 and has since developed a large catalog of church choral and instrumental publications, ranging from adult choral anthems, extended works and folios to children's songs and musicals.
Between 1965 and 2004 he taught church music at Concordia University Chicago.

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