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dc.contributor.advisor Barnett, Gregory
dc.creatorSalyer, Andrew James
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01T18:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-01T18:28:37Z
dc.date.created 2017-05
dc.date.issued 2017-04-21
dc.date.submitted May 2017
dc.identifier.citation Salyer, Andrew James. "“Grave, solemn, & fitted to devotion”: Anglican Church Music 1688 – 1727." (2017) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/96100.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/96100
dc.description.abstract My thesis explores how English church composers between 1688 and 1727 engaged with the wide-spread religious and cultural objective for moderation and tolerance, in order to avoid repeating the destructiveness of seventeenth-century religious division between Catholics, Anglicans, and Nonconformists. Sermons written around the turn of the eighteenth century are particularly valuable because they illustrate this moderate temperament, and a number of them also defend and support Anglican sacred music, which had been a highly divisive issue in the seventeenth century. For English church composers to have their music approved of and accepted, preachers and writers cautioned them to avoid imitating French and Italian-style secular music, which was decried as the “theatrical style,” and encouraged them to maintain, in the words of William Croft (1678 – 1727), the “Solemnity and Gravity of what may properly be called the Church-Style.” There were two methods that composers used to attain the grave and solemn style: the first was choice of text, where they favored penitential psalms, or selectively chose mournful verses from non-penitential psalms; the second was the cultivation of a distinctive style that avoided text painting, but emphasized syllabic setting, slower tempos, and the repetition of mournful words within anthem movements for ensembles of voices
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAnglican music
grave
solemn
dc.title “Grave, solemn, & fitted to devotion”: Anglican Church Music 1688 – 1727
dc.date.updated 2017-08-01T18:28:37Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Music
thesis.degree.major Musicology


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