Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: by Jonathan Willis PDF

By Jonathan Willis

'Church track and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England' breaks new floor within the spiritual heritage of Elizabethan England, via a heavily centred research of the connection among the perform of non secular track and the advanced strategy of Protestant id formation. listening to was once of important value within the early smooth interval, and song was once probably the most well-known, robust and emotive components of non secular worship. yet largely, conventional historic narratives of the English Reformation were extraordinarily tone deaf. fresh scholarship has began to take expanding observe of a few parts of Reformed musical perform, comparable to the congregational making a song of psalms in meter. This ebook marks an important boost in that sector, combining an knowing of thought as expressed in modern spiritual and musical discourse, with an in depth examine of the perform of church tune in key websites of spiritual worship. Divided into 3 sections - 'Discourses', 'Sites', and 'Identities' - the publication starts with an exploration of the classical and spiritual discourses which underpinned sixteenth-century understandings of tune, and its use in spiritual worship. It then strikes directly to an research of the particular perform of church song in parish and cathedral church buildings, prior to moving its recognition to the folk of Elizabethan England, and the ways that tune either served and formed the tricky technique of Protestantisation. via an exploration of those matters, and by way of reintegrating tune again into the Elizabethan church, we achieve an increased and enriched realizing of the complicated evolution of non secular identities, and of what it really intended to be Protestant in post-Reformation England.

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