Case Studies

CASE STUDIES

Dalcroze-inspired activities at Oak Tree care home for the elderly as interaction rituals: an ethnography

Liesl van der Merwe, Catrien Wentink, and Janelize van der Merwe, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: Dalcroze; musicing, interaction rituals, older adults, community music, ethnography

Rev. Prof. June Boyce-Tillman

SPACE FOR PEACE

I have been engaged in Interfaith dialogue since 1986. I created Space for Peace to show how dignity in the area of spirituality can be given musically.

8:00 – 9:00

wE WHO SING, PRAY TWICE

“We who sing, pray twice” has been running for seven years, as standalone events, learning  simple sacred rounds and
chants in four-part harmony followed by silence to pray or meditate.

Maria Soriano

SEASONAL RITUALISED SINGING CELEBRATIONS

A reflection on the Wheel of the Year Events taking place in Richmond Upon Thames

cREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O GOD

Stories church members and participants told about their Taizé-style service experience

Hetta Potgieter, Post-65 Research, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: Ecumenisms, meditative, spirituality, worship, Dutch Reformed Church

BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH

Electronic composition as a mourning and healing ritual

Chris van Rhyn, Research Director MASARA, North-West University, South Africa

Keywords: electronic composition, Emily Dickenson, mourning, Jung, ritual, musique concrete

HOPE AND TEACHING MUSIC: RITUALS OF HOME DURING DISPLACEMENT

Waldo Weyer, Associate Professor, North-West University, South Africa

This offers a perspective on how modern society has changed the ways in which music as a phenomenon is perceived, experienced, taught, studied, and performed.

MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND MYSTICAL SPIRITUALITY

By Brian Inglis

This book chapter in Enlivening Faith draws comparisons between aspects of mystical spirituality and compositional procedures and outputs. It discusses a number of compositions utilising spiritual intentions, processes or potential by Hildegard von Bingen, François Couperin, Arvo Pärt, Peter Maxwell Davies and Inglis himself.