How do our Advent hymns and the context in which we sing them both reflect and shape the character of the season?
Ian Coleman looks at the history and form of Gregorian chant. What are the features of this particular genre of music that make it so ideally suited to Christian liturgy?
Frances Novillo describes the function of liturgical song in uniting a congregation. How do the music and text of a hymn, when properly chosen, enable us to worship as a community?
There are many ways to God. Peter Knott SJ describes how a deeper appreciation of the arts may open the way to an awareness of the mystery of God present in all things.
Peter Bannister discusses the religious vision expressed through the works of Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen, and the social and political context in which he worked.
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