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Music, ecclesiastical
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1. Introduction

The term ecclesiastical or church music encompasses all music that is heard within Christian churches. This purely functional sense implies no musical genres or stylistic properties. The abundance of manifestations of music in the Catholic (see below, 5.2.), Protestant (see below, 5.3.), and Orthodox churches (see below, 5.4.) p…

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Kremer, Joachim, Sparn, Walter, Fischer, Michael, Petzoldt, Martin and Totzke, Irenaeus, “Music, ecclesiastical”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024361>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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