Religions and Music

Religions and Music. The many religions of Canada are touched upon in numerous articles in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (EMC).

Religions and Music

Religions and Music. The many religions of Canada are touched upon in numerous articles in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (EMC). The Christian churches have been centres of activity for amateur musicians and providers of employment for professional ones throughout much of Canada's history; and though the large amateur choirs that have played so important a role in Canadian concert life ostensibly are unconnected to churches, their ranks have often been filled by church-trained choristers, and the leaders in many cases have been career church musicians. Compositions to religious texts, whether for use in places of worship or for performance in concert, form easily the largest part of Canadian choral music.

Relevant genres, forms, publications, rituals and practices are treated in the following EMC entries:

Anthems, motets, psalms

Cantata

Cantique

Choral composition

Choral singing

Christmas

Colonial Harmonist

Easter, Lent, the Passion

Gospel music

Graduel romain

Grand Chantre

The Harmonicon

Hymns and hymn tunes

Masses

Oratorio composition

Oratorio performance

Organ composition

Organ playing and teaching

Plainsong or plainchant

Te deum laudamus

Union Harmony

For specific compositions on religious texts, see: Apocalypsis (Schafer)

An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts (Willan)

Brébeuf (Willan)

Caïn (Contant)

Jean le Précurseur (Couture)

"Jesous Ahatonhia"

Ra (Schafer)

Les Vêpres de la Vierge (Tremblay)

The religious music of denominations, sects, and national groups is discussed in the following entries:

Amish

Anglican church music

Arabic music

The Children of Peace

Doukhobors

The Hutterites

Jewish music and musicians

Lutherans

Mennonites

Moravian missions in Labrador

Protestant church music

Roman Catholic church music in Quebec

Salvation Army

Ukrainian and Greek Orthodox church music

See also articles on individual countries.

Religious music education is discussed in the following entries:

Choir schools, church

Missionaries in the 17th century

Schola cantorum

Singing schools

Ward method

See also Royal Canadian College of Organists.