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The music of the English parish church / Nicholas Temperley.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1979.
ISBN 0521220467, 0521220459

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Subjects Church music -- Church of England.
Church music -- England.
Church music.
Sacred vocal music -- England.
Sacred vocal music.
Series Cambridge studies in music.
Description 2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Copyright Date 1979.
Notes Vol. 1 includes index.
Vol. 2 is an anthology of music.
Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, pages 359-415).
Summary Professor Temperley suggests that the Elizabethan metrical psalm tunes were survivors of a mode of popular music that preceded the familiar corpus of ballad tunes. Passed on by oral transmission through several generations of unregulated singing, these once lively tunes changed gradually into very slow, quavering chants. Temperley guides the reader through the complex social, theological and aesthetic movements that played their part in the formation of the late Victorian ideal of the surpliced choir in every chancel, and he makes a fresh assessment of that old bugbear, the Victorian hymn tune. His findings show that the radical liturgical experiments of the last few years have not dislodged the Victorian model for the music of the English parish church. This volume provides an anthology of parish church music of all kinds from the fifteenth century to the twentieth, newly edited from primary sources for study or for performance [Publisher description].
Contents Country psalmody (1685-1830). Reforming psalmody without an organ ; Separation of the choir : the singing gallery ; Anthems for country choirs ; Chants and service music ; Psalm tunes ; Compilers and composers ; Performing practice : the clef problem ; The style of country psalmody ; The church bands -- Reform movements (1760-1830). The evangelical movement ; Evangelical aims for parish church music ; Traditional high churchmanship ; "Improved psalmody" ; Churches, organs, and barrel organs ; The survival of country psalmody -- The rediscovery of tradition (1800-50). The romantic movement ; The Oxford movement ; Tractarian aims for parish church music ; Anglican hymnody -- The Victorian settlements (1850-1900). The ritualist controversy ; The middle ground : choral service ; Music for choral worship ; The deluge of hymns ; Character of the Victorian hymn tune ; Organ accompaniment -- The twentieth century. Anglican worship in the twentieth century ; Aesthetes and populists ; Chanting the psalms ; Parish communion ; Liturgical experiment ; Changing the physical setting ; The continuing practice of hymnody -- Past and present.
The significance of parish church music -- The Reformation era (1534-59). Parish church music before the Reformation ; Parish church music under Edward VI ; Popular song of the Reformation ; Metrical psalms in England up to 1553 ; The Marian exiles ; The early psalm tunes -- The establishment of Anglicanism (1559-1644). Parish church music under Elizabeth I ; Parish church music under the first two Stuarts ; "The whole book of psalms" ; The official tunes ; The "common" tunes ; Harmonised psalm books : East and Ravenscroft ; Popular harmony : descant -- Commonwealth and restoration (1644-1700). The Puritan ascendancey and the parish church ; Efforts to reform the psalms and their performance ; The restoration of church and king ; The "old way of singing" -- Urban parish church music (1660-1790). Motives for reform ; Parish church government and finance ; Provincial town churches ; London churches ; Metrical psalms and hymns ; Choir and congregation ; Organ and charity children ; Organ voluntaries ; Unreformed church music.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4005410
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Temperley, Nicholas.
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