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By Jonathan Willis

'Church track and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England' breaks new flooring within the spiritual background of Elizabethan England, via a heavily centred learn of the connection among the perform of non secular song and the advanced means of Protestant id formation. listening to was once of important significance within the early sleek interval, and song was once probably the most famous, robust and emotive components of non secular worship. yet largely, conventional ancient narratives of the English Reformation were rather tone deaf. contemporary scholarship has started to take expanding realize of a few parts of Reformed musical perform, akin to the congregational making a song of psalms in meter. This ebook marks an important improve in that zone, combining an realizing of thought as expressed in modern non secular and musical discourse, with a close research of the perform of church song in key websites of spiritual worship. Divided into 3 sections - 'Discourses', 'Sites', and 'Identities' - the booklet starts off with an exploration of the classical and non secular discourses which underpinned sixteenth-century understandings of song, and its use in spiritual worship. It then strikes directly to an research of the particular perform of church song in parish and cathedral church buildings, ahead of moving its awareness to the folks of Elizabethan England, and the ways that tune either served and formed the tricky strategy of Protestantisation. via an exploration of those matters, and via reintegrating song again into the Elizabethan church, we achieve an extended and enriched figuring out of the advanced evolution of non secular identities, and of what it truly intended to be Protestant in post-Reformation England.

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