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Order and Uniformity, Decorum, and Taste: Sermons Preached at the Anniversary Meeting of the Three Choirs, 1720–1800

Andrew Pink

in The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583591
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199583591.013.0013

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Order and Uniformity, Decorum, and Taste: Sermons Preached at the Anniversary Meeting of the Three Choirs, 1720–1800

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The Three Choirs Festival is considered the world’s oldest music festival, dating back to the eighteenth century, when it was known as the Anniversary Meeting of the Three Choirs. This article focuses on the sermons preached during the Anniversary Meetings of the Three Choirs from 1720-1800. There are only twenty-nine published sermons that survive from the more than eighty Anniversary Meetings that were held during this period. The sermons offer valuable insights about the social, political, and religious context of eighteenth-century English church music, and the attitudes of those who sought to uphold its continued use.

Keywords: Three Choirs Festival; music festivals; sermons; preaching; church music

Article.  5789 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Music and Religion

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