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

By Martin Thomas

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

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