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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 also won the silver medal in the Church Music category.
Choristers at the abbey perform church music of the highest quality in the magnificent settings of the medieval church, which was founded by Cluniac monks from Shropshire in 1163.
Charles choir is well known in the area as a mixed choir in the Royal School of Church Music tradition.
22) is the feast day of Saint Cecilia, the venerated patroness of church music and musicians.
Paul has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the RSCM and a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians "for distinguished services to Church Music".
In recognition of his services to church music in Scotland, he was made a fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in 1991 and in 1995 was awarded an MBE.
Not all church music is Christian music as not all churchgoers are Christians.
MUSIC Matthew Read Trio Drawing influence from a multitude of styles including jazz, folk, country, hip hop, dance music, spirituals and both European and American church music, the trio create an exciting soundscape of melodydriven music.
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.

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