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David Brown

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231836

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231836.001.0001

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Enactment in Music

Enactment in Music

(p.186) 6 Enactment in Music
God and Mystery in Words

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This chapter explores the tradition of liturgical and choral music. It begins by considering the medieval situation and the ideals on which it operated. It then examines the attempt to reform the principles under which Gregorian chant and polyphony were sung (the latter in the 16th century, both in the 19th), before going on to examine how Protestant and Catholic traditions interacted to produce the situation we now find ourselves in. Finally, it considers what kind of contribution the Church might expect from such music today.

Keywords:   liturgical music, choral music, Gregorian chant, polyphony

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