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Definition of "church music" []

  • Genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "church music" in a sentence
  • "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."