By Dr Willis Jonathan
'Church song and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England' breaks new floor within the non secular historical past of Elizabethan England, via a heavily concentrated research of the connection among the perform of spiritual song and the advanced means of Protestant id formation. listening to was once of significant significance within the early glossy interval, and song used to be essentially the most popular, robust and emotive parts of spiritual worship. yet largely, conventional old narratives of the English Reformation were fantastically tone deaf. fresh scholarship has began to take expanding detect of a few components of Reformed musical perform, reminiscent of the congregational making a song of psalms in meter. This e-book marks an important boost in that quarter, combining an knowing of concept as expressed in modern non secular and musical discourse, with a close research of the perform of church tune in key websites of spiritual worship.
Divided into 3 sections - 'Discourses', 'Sites', and 'Identities' - the e-book starts off with an exploration of the classical and non secular discourses which underpinned sixteenth-century understandings of tune, and its use in non secular worship. It then strikes directly to an research of the particular perform of church song in parish and cathedral church buildings, ahead of transferring its recognition to the folk of Elizabethan England, and the ways that tune either served and formed the tricky strategy of Protestantisation.
Through an exploration of those matters, and via reintegrating track again into the Elizabethan church, we achieve an extended and enriched figuring out of the complicated evolution of non secular identities, and of what it truly intended to be Protestant in post-Reformation England.
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Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: Discourses, Sites and Identities (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History) by Dr Willis Jonathan