Philosophy Of Music In Roman Catholic Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Roman Catholic directives in music have restored a sung liturgy and developed a liturgical role for music. What is true in Catholic circles is also true among other liturgical communities. The goal of music in worship is the text of the liturgical service.

Before 1903, the philosophy of music in liturgical worship existed only in practice, in the making of music. The first official written statement on sacred music by an authority within a liturgical church was the papal letter Tra la...


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