Singing, Congregational
Singing, Congregational
In his Instruction on sacred music, commonly referred to as the Motu Proprio (22 Nov., 1903), Pius X says (no. 3): 'Special efforts are to be made to restore the use of Gregorian chant by the people, so that the faithful may again take a more active part in ecclesiastical offices, as was the case in ancient times'

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  • Congregational Singing — • In his Instruction on sacred music, commonly referred to as the Motu Proprio (22 Nov., 1903), Pius X says (no. 3): Special efforts are to be made to restore the use of Gregorian chant by the people, so that the faithful may again take a more… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Congregational Singing —    Singing by lay congregants in a worship service. Most major religious traditions have some form, but the practice varies widely. At one extreme is a Buddhist burial service, which is sung entirely by the priest, and at the other might be an… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Congregational — Con gre*ga tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a congregation; conducted, or participated in, by a congregation; as, congregational singing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the system of Congregationalism, or to Congregationalist; holding to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Singing school — O, tell me young friends, while the morning s fair and cool,: O where, tell me where, shall I find your singing school.: You ll find it under the tall oak where the leaves do shake and blow,: You ll find a half hundred a singing faw, sol, faw …   Wikipedia

  • singing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ beautiful, fine, good, great ▪ carol, choral ▪ communal (esp. BrE), community (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • congregational — congregationally, adv. /kong gri gay sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a congregation: congregational singing. 2. (cap.) pertaining or adhering to a form of Protestant church government in which each local church acts as an independent, self …   Universalium

  • congregational — adj. Congregational is used with these nouns: ↑singing …   Collocations dictionary

  • congregational — /kɒŋgrəˈgeɪʃənəl / (say konggruh gayshuhnuhl) adjective of or relating to a congregation: congregational singing …   Australian English dictionary

  • How Can I Keep from Singing? — (also known by its incipit My Life Flows On in Endless Song ) is a Christian hymn with music written by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry. The song is frequently, though erroneously, cited as a traditional Quaker hymn. The original …   Wikipedia

  • hymn — hymner /him euhr, neuhr/, n. hymnlike, adj. /him/, n. 1. a song or ode in praise or honor of God, a deity, a nation, etc. 2. something resembling this, as a speech, essay, or book in praise of someone or something. v.t. 3. to praise or celebrate… …   Universalium

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