Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 20
Semester If this module runs in 2012/13 it will run in Sem 2. In other years it may run in Sem 1, Sem 2, both or neither.
This module examines the development of the Anglican Church choral tradition, principally that of its cathedrals and their equivalents from the beginning of the revival spurred by the Oxford Movement and Tractarians up to the liturgical reforms of the late 1960s. Amongst the issues to be considered will be the social and religious contexts in which the Anglican choral tradition functioned during this period; the role of music in the liturgy; the alterations in musical style brought about by such composers as SS Wesley, Stanford, and Howells; the plainsong movement; hymnody; the impact of the emerging interest in Tudor church music and its continental equivalents at the beginning of the twentieth century.