church music

Definitions of church music
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n genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies

Synonyms:
religious music
Examples:
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Hallel
(Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
Hare Krishna
a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
Dies Irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
Internationale
a revolutionary socialist anthem
Magnificat
(Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
Te Deum
an ancient liturgical hymn
Types:
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antiphon, antiphony
a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
Mass
a musical setting for a Mass
processional, prosodion
religious music used in a procession
antiphonal, antiphonary
bound collection of antiphons
religious song
religious music for singing
gradual
(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
Requiem
a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
chant
a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
Negro spiritual, spiritual
a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
Christmas carol, carol
joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
anthem, hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Type of:
genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style
an expressive style of music

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