Liturgical Music

A seminar given to the members of the Music Ministry of St. Joseph Parish, Tambo, Parañaque City

Sunday,
July 26, 2009

Topic Outline
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Introduction: Music In General Music in the Context of Liturgical Celebrations, particularly in the Eucharistic Celebration. Who are included in singing Liturgical Songs? Songs during the Eucharistic Celebration Conclusion Q & A with prizes

Music In General

What is
« that

MUSIC?

which enlivens, motivates and restores an arid human soul.

Categories OF MUSIC
Music can be categorized into many different ways. Among the more accepted one is that of distributing music into different
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GENRES:

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Classical Country Heavy metal Jazz Blues Electronic Hip hop/Rap music Easy listening

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Latin Pop Modern folk Reggae Rhythm and blues (RnB) Rock World

Most Influential Musiciansá

Mozart

Beethoven

Most Influential Musiciansá
Haydn

J.S. Bach

Wagner

Successful Recording Artists«

Successful Recording Artists«

But what is music in the context of Liturgical Celebrations?

Liturgical Music

LITURGICAL MUSIC is both:

Similar and Different from the
other genres of Music«

SIMILAR becauseW

It makes use of musical instruments and human voice as other genres do«

DIFFERENT because«

It is primarily used for Liturgical purposes and not just any other commercial or aesthetic purpose...

Liturgical Music then is«

Music that leads people to a genuine encounter with God!

Definition of Liturgical Music
It is the music which accompanies the liturgical action that is being done and the liturgical text that is being said or prayed.

Who are supposed to sing the liturgical songs? songs?

Primarily, it is the WHOLE LITURGICAL ASSEMBLY
(that is, everyone)

facilitates in the conscious participation of the entire assembly by leading them in the singing
The choir simply of these liturgical songs

THE CHOIR
In order to properly lead the assembly in singing the songs for the Holy Mass, the choir must: Also participate solemnly in the Holy Mass in all its details Prepare well the songs that are to be sung«i.e. PRACTICE

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Songs during Eucharistic Celebrations

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