Worship, Acoustics, and Architecture

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Pub. Date: 2007-04-01
Publisher(s): Multi Science Pub Co Ltd
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Aided by modern measuring techniques, this unique analysis considers the way that liturgy has driven, since the early days of the Christian church, acoustical improvements and how developments in architectural technology itself opened up new liturgical possibilities. Nearly three dozen churches from around the worldwhich fall into major design types such as Baroque, Gothic, and Romanesqueare acoustically analyzed in this context.

Author Biography

Ettore Cirillo and Francesco Martellotta are both professors at the Politecnico di Bari, Dipartimento di Fisica Tecnica.

Table of Contents

Music and architecturep. 3
Liturgy, acoustics, and architecturep. 9
Sacred music in the Christian liturgyp. 27
Acoustical characterization of places of worshipp. 39
The churches surveyedp. 51
Conclusionsp. 201
Equations for acoustical parametersp. 211
Equation to predict reverberation timep. 212
Dimensional quantitiesp. 213
Acoustical attributesp. 213
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