religious music

Definitions of religious music
  1. noun
    genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
    synonyms: church music
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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
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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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