To Sing or Not to Sing? Music and the Religious Experience from 1500 - 1700

By Susan Lewis Hammond.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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Music played an important role in distinguishing Catholic, Lutheran, and Calvinist faiths between 1500 and 1700. Music was a central part of spiritual formation. A church’s music is part of its image or brand of worship. The same features of distinction, accessibility, and style are critical goals for worship music from the baroque to the present era.

Keywords: Council of Trent, Worship Music, Psalms, Martin Luther, Jean Calvin, Spiritual Formation, Church Reform, Reformation, Thomas Ravenscroft, Baroque, Music

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2014, pp.67-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 6, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 459.815KB)).

Dr. Susan Lewis Hammond

Director, School of Music, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Director, School of Music, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her research areas include sacred music, music printing and publishing, baroque music, Claudio Monteverdi, madrigals, and court culture.