Publication details

Music in the Mirror of Religion: On the Discourse of Liturgical Music in the 17th Century (from Scherer and Beyerlinck to Hoffman and Beckovský)


MAŇAS Vladimír

Year of publication 2015
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This paper examines the representation of music (esp. church music), its origin and use during the early modern period in the Czech lands within two main literary testimonies. Both focus on the role of music in religion –as one can see, this has to do not only with ritual and liturgical music, but as well with music or song as a device to lift the soul up to God. As this paper focuses more on musical culture or the role of music in religion than on music theory, sources in the vernacular, more precisely for the Czech-speaking population, were primarily analysed.
Related projects:

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info