Sanctorum. 6, 2009
Shaping Sound: the cult of saints and music, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries
ed. Simon S. Ditchfield

sanctorum6A particular resource available to the Church during the early modern period through its re-establishment of the cult of saints following on from the Council of Trent was musical expression, whether in the context of liturgical celebrations or in that of theatrical representations. The monographic section of the journal, then, offers some significant examples of how music was used in religious life and cultural promotion both in Europe and in the lands of mission beyond its borders.