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Latin American and Caribbean Church Music
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[German Version]

In the course of the colonization of and mission work within Latin America, indigenous music styles developed from the contact of European church music with indigenous elements. Spanish missionaries introduced Spanish-style worship song. Cathedral choir schools and choirs were established in centers such as Buenos Aires, Caracas, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro. Native musicians thus came into contact with Andalusian and Castilian liturgical music as well as settings of the mass replaced with…

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Young, Carlton R., “Latin American and Caribbean Church Music”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12681>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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