Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Crossing Paths: Musical a nd Ritual Interactivity between The Ḥ a madsha and Gnawa in Sidi Ali, Morocco
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 175-94

The processions occurring in Moroccan pilgrimages--such as those in Sidi Ali, a small town situated in the mountains outside of Meknes and Fez--are important sites that instigate an aesthetic negotiation within nearby possession ceremonies. The many musical groups that punctuate ...

Religious Processions in Indonesia: Cultural Identity and Politics on Bali and Lombok
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 153-174

In Bali and Lombok in Indonesia, processions—like similar events in many other parts of the world—are ritualized events breaking the normal flow of time. They are always temporally marked, and can be characterized as either religious and temple- or mosque-sponsored, ...

War of the Worlds: Music and Cosmological Battles in the Balinese Cremation Procession
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 133-152

This article explores processional action as a form of cosmological intervention in Hindu-Balinese cremation processions, focusing on the multiple and intersecting functions of a particular type of Balinese instrumental music ensemble: the gamelan beleganjur. It explores the alternately “enlivening and ...

Pilgrimage and Audience on the Maharashtrian Vārī
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 115-132

Each year during the monsoon season, devotees of the Hindu Vārkarī sect take to the streets of the cities and towns of Maharashtra, to go on the vārī, a massive annual pilgrimage lasting twenty-one days. The procession of hundreds of ...

Transforming the Everyday in to the E xtraor dinary: Religious Processions in Portugal
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 95-114

Throughout Portugal, Roman Catholic parishes stage elaborate processions to celebrate patron saints on their feast days. The statue of the patron saint is carried through the streets of the community on a prescribed route accompanied by music, usually performed by ...

Relics, Processions and the Sounding of Affections: Barbara Strozzi, the Archduchess of Innsbruck, and Saint Anthony of Padua
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 77-94

In 1655, Barbara Strozzi issued her fifth and only sacred opus, the Sacri musicali affetti, a print comprising fourteen passionately religious motets for solo voice and continuo. This article demonstrates how Strozzi's final motet to Saint Anthony reflects a surge ...

Civic Identity and Civic Glue: Venetian Processions and Ceremonies of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2

Processions were an integral part of Venetian religious and civic life. State and church were inextricably intertwined, since the doge served not only as the head of the civil government, but also as the governor of the ducal church of ...

The Rogationtide Processions of Wilton Abbey
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 11-48

The Benedictine convent of Wilton Abbey was among the wealthiest women’s religious communities in medieval England and home to an elite school for noble women. Until recently, a late thirteenth-century manuscript processional from Wilton was known only from a hand ...

Tarian Perdamaian: Enacting Alternative Hindu/Christian Identity Discourses Through "Secular" Balinese Performing Arts
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 171-194

This article examines the nature of interreligious relations between Protestants of the Bali Church and Hindus as enacted through dramatic forms of Balinese music and dance. Particular attention is paid to the influence of mass tourism as a contributing factor ...

Chorale for One: Person al Expression in Nineteenth-Century Chorale Topic
Yale Journal of Music & Religion (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1

Chorale as a genre originated in the application of the term to sixteenth-century Lutheran worship music, but chorales and chorale style did not really enter the vocabulary of secular concert music as a musical topic until the eighteenth century, as ...


The Yale Journal of Music & Religion (YJMR) is published twice yearly by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center that educates leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life.

Publisher Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Country United States of America
Year started 2015
Indexed 25 articles
Licence CC BY

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