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Alleluia

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

This Lat. form of Hebrew exclamation, meaning ‘Praise Jehovah’, was added to certain of the responds of the RC Church, suitably joyful mus. to be grafted on to traditional plainsong and, in...

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Anglican Aesthetics

Kenneth Stevenson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art; Music and Religion. 5735 words.

This chapter focuses on the applied aesthetics of Anglican worship. As a seventeenth-century development, with definitive roots in the sixteenth-century Reformation, as well as in the...

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Ave maris stella

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Music.

A popular Marian hymn, dating at least from the 9th cent. One English translation begins ‘Hail Thou Star of Ocean’.

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Benedicamus Domino

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

(Lat., ‘Let us bless the Lord’).

A versicle, with the response ‘Deo gratias’ (‘Thanks be to God’), in the liturgy of the Roman rite. It occurs at the end of ...

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Benedicite

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(Lat., ‘bless ye’).

The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.

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Benedictus

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An invocation beginning Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini (Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord) forming a set part of the Mass.

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canticle

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1 A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical...

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cantoris

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

(Lat.).

Of the singer, i.e. precentor. That side of the choir of a cath., etc., on which the precentor sits but now normally the north side. Opposite of decani.

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choir

Overview page. Subjects: Religious Studies — Music — Indian Music — Christianity.

Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, of the tribe of Levi, were appointed by King David to lead choral singing accompanying the

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Christianity and Music

Paul Westermeyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Music and Religion. 3519 words.

On Sundays around Word and Table and at prayer during the week, Christians in their worship have created music for congregational assemblies and for choirs, spawning artistic “folk” music...

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