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Singing a New Song unto the Lord: Catholic Church Music

James J. Boyce

in From Trent to Vatican II

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178067
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178068.003.0008
 Singing a New Song unto the Lord: Catholic Church Music

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The Council of Trent and the Second Vatican Council made pronouncements concerning music in response to calls for change in the years preceding, and their decisions have had a significant impact on liturgy ever since. This chapter discusses the legislation of these two councils regarding liturgical music, the conditions affecting their decisions, and the effects of such legislation upon the spiritual life of the faithful.

Keywords: Council of Trent; Second Vatican Council; liturgical music; spiritual life

Chapter.  10496 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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