religious music

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Related to Sacred music: Gregorian chant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.religious music - genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremoniesreligious 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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The words of holy trust, breathed by the friendly old man, stole like sacred music over the harassed and chafed spirit of George; and after he ceased, he sat with a gentle and subdued expression on his fine features.
The hall was empty, save for Miss Willett who was playing scales with her fingers upon a sheet of sacred music, and the Carters, an opulent couple who disliked the girl, because her shoe laces were untied, and she did not look sufficiently cheery, which by some indirect process of thought led them to think that she would not like them.
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastary perform sacred music and dance as part of the "Mystical Arts of Tibet" on Saturday, Sept.
This text examines the role of music in the 16th-century European reformations, detailing elements of continuity and similarity among the sacred music of various Christian churches.
The organist at Paphos' Anglican Church, Paul Timmins, will perform a programme of sacred music for half an hour on Monday from 12 noon at the Ayia Kyriaki church in Paphos.
This study by Frederick Aquilina is a nice addition to the relatively scarce bibliography on the rich repertory of sacred music in eighteenth-century Malta.
Aside from capturing the grand prize in the Italian choral circuit, the UPSA also won four other first prizes in four major categories - Compulsory, Sacred Music, Secular Music and Monographic.
NNA - This evening, Rossini's Stabat Mater, a masterpiece of sacred music, will take place in the framework of the prestigious Baalbeck International Festival in a fascinating setting -- the Bacchus Temple, in the heart of Baalbeck, one of the most important and best-preserved archeological sites in the Middle East.
They first joined in 2010 in Shiaoxing, China, where they bagged two Silver Diplomas in the Youth Choirs of Equal Voices and Sacred Music categories.
The congress is part of a series of activities that started last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Musicam Sacram, the instruction on Roman Catholic sacred music issued by the Sacred Congregation of Rites on March 5, 1967 to implement Sacrosanctum Concilium, the constitution on sacred liturgy issued by the Second Vatican Council in 1963.
With a repertoire from pop to sacred music, the mixed choir has links with European choirs and is often heard in choral competitions and at charity concerts.
Sacred Music can also be referred to as Liturgical Music, although it is an offshoot of church music.