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- n. genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
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The "Motu proprio" of Pius X had for its main purpose the reform of church music in general, and covers about the same ground as the
The irreligious levity of some of Louis Lambillottes church music is condemned by his own writings in which he upheld the correct principles; that he did not always remember them in practice is owing no doubt to the utterly secular style prevalent in his day.
What Mozart, with his Raphaelesque imagination and temperament, would have been for church music had he lived at a different time and in different surroundings, or risen above his own, can easily be imagined.