Passion music

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(Mus.) originally, music set to the gospel narrative of the passion of our Lord; after the Reformation, a kind of oratorio, with narrative, chorals, airs, and choruses, having for its theme the passion and crucifixion of Christ.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"The Origin and Development of Quasi-Dramatic Passion Music" studies a broad chronological range of material from the earliest ordines and chant manuscripts through the seventeenth century.