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Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.
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Mass (music) — The Mass, a form of sacred musical composition, is a choral composition that sets the invariable portions of the Eucharistic liturgy (principally that of the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, and the Lutheran Church) to music. Most Masses… … Wikipedia
mass — massedly /mas id lee, mast lee/, adv. /mas/, n. 1. a body of coherent matter, usually of indefinite shape and often of considerable size: a mass of dough. 2. a collection of incoherent particles, parts, or objects regarded as forming one body: a… … Universalium
Mass — /mas/, n. 1. the celebration of the Eucharist. Cf. High Mass, Low Mass. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a musical setting of certain parts of this service, as the Kyrie eleison, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. [bef. 900; ME masse, OE… … Universalium
Mass — The Roman Catholic name for the celebration of the Eucharist; Lutheran, Anglican, Orthodox, and other traditions refer to essentially similar liturgies with some variant of the Holy Eucharist, Holy Communion, or the divine liturgy. Also, a… … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Introduction — Sacred music is a universal phenomenon of humanity. Where there is faith, there is music to express it. Every major religious tradition and most minor ones have music and have it in abundance and variety. There is music to accompany ritual and … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Magnificat — One of the three Gospel canticles for the major divine offices of the Roman Catholic liturgy. The Magnificat (St. Luke 1: 46–55), known as the Canticle of Mary, is sung near the conclusion of vespers. In the Gregorian tradition, the… … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Magnificat, Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 243 — The most famous setting of this text and one of the most popular choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach. There are two versions, both in autograph, of essentially the same work with minor variants. The earlier, in E flat major (BWV 243a)… … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy… … Universalium
music, Western — Introduction history of Western music from ancient times to the present. All ancient civilizations entered historical times with a flourishing musical culture. That the earliest writers explained it in terms of legend and myth is… … Universalium
Italy — • In ancient times Italy had several other names: it was called Saturnia, in honour of Saturn; Enotria, wine producing land; Ausonia, land of the Ausonians; Hesperia, land to the west (of Greece); Tyrrhenia, etc. The name Italy, which seems to… … Catholic encyclopedia