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Opinions on Church Music


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April 1974

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In a representative selection of letters, essays, sermons, memoirs, dedications, prefaces, and other documents taken from the writings of musicians, critics, historians, clergymen, and the lay public, this anthology reflects a wide range of reactions to the musical scene as it touches upon the church.

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Preface
1.THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY Desiderius Erasmus-A Brief Comment about Church MusicPreface 1.THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY Desiderius Erasmus - A Brief Comment about Church Music Martin Luther - Preface to Georg Rhau's Symphoniae iucundae Thomas Cranmer - Letter to King Henry VIII Royal Injunction to Lincoln Minster Rules for Sacred Music by the Council of Trent Thomas Morley - Extract from A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke
2.THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY "Orders for the Attendance of the Gentlemen of his Majestes Chappell" from The Old Cheque-Book of the Chapel Royal The Coronation Service of Charles I, from The Old Cheque-Book Thomas Ravenscroft - Preface to Psalter (1633 edition) Preface to the Bay Psalm Book Edward Lowe - A Short Direction for the Performance of Cathedrall Service (Extract) Orders to the Chapel Royal, from The Old Cheque-Book Decree on Sacred Music by the Sacra Visita Apostolica (1665) Thomas Mace - Extracts from Mustek's Monument
3.THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Thomas Walter - Introduction to The Grounds and Rules of Mustek Explained Roger North - "Ecclesiasticall Musick," from The Musicall Grammarian Johann Sebastian Bach - "Short but most necessary draft for a well-appointed Church music" Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict XIV John Alcock - Dedication from A Morning and Evening Service James Lyon - Dedication to Urania William Hayes - "Rules necessary to be observed by all Cathedral-Singers in this Kingdom" Leopold Mozart - Letter, November 1-3, 1777 Wolfgang Mozart - Letter, November 4, 1777 Charles Burney - Venice; The Sistine Chapel; Vienna John Mellen - "The Service of God," from Religion Productive of Music Samuel Arnold - Preface to Cathedral Music Richard Eastcott - "Of the use and abuse of Church Music" William Billings - "A Commentary ... by way of Dialogue" from The Continental Harmony
4.THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Ludwig van Beethoven - Some letters about the Missa Solemnis Vincent Novello - Extracts from the Travel Diaries Felix Mendelssohn - A letter about sacred music Thomas Hastings - Some remarks to the American Musical Convention, 1845 Raymond Seely - Some remarks to the American Musical Convention, 1845 Samuel Sebastian Wesley - Extract from A Feu' Words on Cathedral Music Lowell Mason - Letter from Berlin, 1852, about the Cathedral Choir The General Directions of November 18, 1856, concerning appropriate Church Music F.
A. G. Ouseley - A brief defense of English church music R.
B. Daniel - Women and boys in church choirs Charles Villiers Stanford - "Music in Cathedral and Church Choirs"
5.THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Motu Proprio of Pope Pius X on Sacred Music O. G. T. Sonneck - Extract from "A Survey of Music in America" Archibald T. Davison -"Individualism" H.
C. Colles-"Church Music," 22 July 1922 James F. White - Excerpt from "Church Choir: Friend or Foe?" Howard
D. McKinney - "Winds of Change" Frank Cunkle -"Invitation to Arson" Dave Brubeck- The Light in the Wilderness , program notes Ralph Thibodeau-"Threnody for Sacred Music, 1968 or, The People of God Have Been Had" Stephen Koch -"God on Stage" Bibliography Index

Portrait

The place of music in worship has varied widely throughout the centuries. In the last two decades, music for the church has undergone drastic changes in style, in function, and in the attitudes of the people who perform it and listen to it. Understanding these changes is easier if we know the viewpoints of the past. Opinions on Church Music will help the reader do just that. In a representative selection of letters, essays, sermons, memoirs, dedications, prefaces, and other documents taken from the writings of musicians, critics, historians, clergymen, and the lay public, this anthology reflects a wide range of reactions to the musical scene as it touches upon the church. From Erasmus's criticism of choirboys to Stephen Koch's evaluation of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, Dr Wienandt has brought into focus a picture of the changing course of music with a religious message.
EAN: 9780918954305
ISBN: 0918954304
Untertitel: Comments & Reports from Four & a Half Centuries. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Baylor University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1974
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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