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An examination of pre- and post-Vatican II music for the Roman Catholic liturgy: Ethnic diversity as a vehicle of unity
by Panayiotou, Andrea Christine, M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2011, 155; 1507533
Abstract (Summary)

The Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965 initiated the translation of the Roman Catholic liturgy into languages other than Latin, spurring numerous ethnic musical settings which have seemingly departed from the unitive nature of a universal Latin liturgy. Following an examination of the musical history of the Latin liturgy, this document examines the changes introduced into music for the Roman Catholic liturgy after Vatican II, discussing how different parishes have subsequently incorporated the teachings of the Council with regard to music for the liturgy. The study then addresses specific post-Vatican II musical settings for the liturgy through an analysis of examples from different cultural backgrounds and a discussion of their positive usage and unifying effects within Catholic communities, in order to demonstrate that through their inclusion of diverse musical and cultural styles united with fidelity to Church teaching, post-Vatican II settings can continue the Church's catholic (universal) mission.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Keaton, Kenneth
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Theology, Ethnic studies
Keywords: Catholic, Ethnic diversity, Filipino Mass, Haitian Creole Mass, Latin Mass, Liturgical music, Mass, Spanish Mass, Vietnamese Mass
Publication Number: 1507533
ISBN: 978-1-267-15901-4
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