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Acclamation

Edward Foley.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 1765 words.

(Lat. acclamatio, clamor, conclamatio, laudatio, laus, vox Gk. euphēmia, euphēmēsis, phēmē, polychronion, polychronisma).

A corporate shout or public cry of affirmation or...

Aesthetics and Religion

Richard Viladesau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Music and Religion; Religious Buildings. 9037 words.

A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and...

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African Methodist Episcopal Church

Birgitta J. Johnson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 1366 words.

The oldest and largest black Methodist denomination in the world, with approximately four million members in the United States and abroad. The first independent African American...

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Birgitta J. Johnson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 658 words.

[AMEZ]

The second-largest black Methodist denomination, with 1.4 million members in the United States and abroad. The first AMEZ congregation was organized in New York in...

Agramonte y Piña, Emilio

John Koegel.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Romantic Music. 510 words.

(b Puerto Príncipe, Cuba, ?Nov 28, 1844; d Havana, ?Dec 31, 1918). Pianist, music teacher, arranger, conductor, composer, and lawyer of Cuban birth, naturalized American. Born into a...

Allēlouïarion

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 112 words.

In the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, the equivalent of the alleluia verse of the Roman Mass. According to medieval descriptions of the Byzantine rite, the allēlouïa was preceded by the...

Alleluia

James W. McKinnon and Christian Thodberg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 7310 words.

(Latinized form of Heb. halleluyah: ‘praise God’; Gk. allēlouïa)

Chant of the Mass in the Western Church and of the Divine Liturgy in the Eastern Church.

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Alleluiatici

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 16 words.

Alleluiaticum

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 20 words.

Alma Redemptoris mater

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 265 words.

(Lat.: ‘Life-giving mother of the Redeemer’).

One of the four Marian antiphons retained at the Council of Trent and ordered to be sung at the end of Compline from the first...

Alternatim

Edward Higginbottom.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 744 words.

(Lat.: ‘alternately’)

A term commonly used to describe the manner in which alternate sections of certain liturgical items were performed by distinct and normally dissimilar...

Ambrosian chant

Terence Bailey.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 7821 words.

[Milanese chant].

A chant repertory associated with Milan and one of only two musical repertories of the Latin Church to have been transmitted integrally in pitch-accurate...

Ambrosianum

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 26 words.

Amen

Geoffrey Chew.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 873 words.

(Heb.: ‘truly’, ‘so be it’; from the root ’mn, ‘to be secure’, or ‘certain’)

A word of affirmation, often employed as a cultic acclamation by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In...

Amish and Mennonite music

Mary K. Oyer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 1417 words.

The Protestant denominations of the Amish (56,200 adult members in the USA in 1990) and Mennonites (380,500 in North America) have a common source in the Anabaptist movement of...

Anabathmoi

Dimitri Conomos.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 156 words.

In the Byzantine rite, a set of three or four short antiphons to the gradual psalms (verses from Psalms cxix–cxxx and cxxxii) sung at Sunday Orthros . There is a set for each of the...

Anagnōstēs

James W. McKinnon.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion. 60 words.

A reader in the Orthodox Church. His function is to announce the Prokeimenon of the day and to chant the appropriate lessons from the Old Testament or the Epistles (see Ekphōnēsis)....

Anagrammatismos

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Music and Religion. 38 words.

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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Anglican and Episcopalian church music

Nicholas Temperley.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Romantic Music. 15545 words.

The word ‘Anglican’ refers primarily to the Church of England, a moderately protestant state church established in 1549, and secondarily to a number of daughter churches founded in...