On Secularization of Western Choral Music

Jie-fu ZHANG, Kai ZHOU

Abstract



Although Western choral music was born in the soil of religious culture, it has been in the process of secularization ever since the Middle Ages. Renaissance and the Religion Reformation resulted in a combination of religious chorus and secular chorus and such a combination develops towards a more harmonious and intimate relationship in modern times. This article is to analyze the process and significance of the secularization of western choral music.
Key words: chorus, Renaissance, Religion Reformation, secularization
Résumé: Bien que née dans un contexte religieux, la musique chorale de l’Occident se situe toujours dans le processus de sécularisation depuis la dernière période du Moyen-Age. Sous l’influence de la Renaissance et de la Réforme religieuse, le choeur religieux et le choeurs profane s’intègrent mutuellement et présente à l’époque contemporaine une tendance de fusion « l’un est dans l’autre ». Le présent article tente de procéder à une analyse sur la sécularisation de la musique chorale occidentale et sa signifiance.
Mots-Clés: choeur, Renaissance, Réforme religieuse, sécularisation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720080402.014

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