Sound in Prayer

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199732951
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932061 | DOI:

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series

Sound in Prayer

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This short chapter provides a bridge between the largely secular soundscapes of the preceding chapters and the sounds associated with prayer that occupy the remaining chapters. It identifies a large repertory of songs and motets on devotional topics, and establishes a broad context for the activity of prayer in the Middle Ages.

Keywords: Motet; prayer; devotion

Chapter.  4658 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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