The course explores the structure of the Roman Mass, the role of music in faith formation, the major reforms in the Church’s history: their cause, the reforms.

Participants will also explore controversies surrounding liturgical music and provides an historical context for the musical changes in the Church following the Second Vatican Council

The course will also examine the music of the Catholic Church from an historical and artistic perspective.  It will examine some of the issues that have surrounded major changes in the Church’s music, such as the role of music in faith formation.  Its historical content will be organized around three historical periods in which the Church was significantly focused on musical developments or changes:

  • the Carolingian Renaissance and the development of Gregorian chant,
  • The Ars Nova and the beginnings of polyphony
  • the reforms of the Council of Trent

Instructor: William Mulligan
Sundays, April 24 – May 22, 2022
3:00 – 4:00 PM; Classroom 1B

Fee: 40.00