A Study on Music in the Ordinances at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen.


  • ณัฐวดี แสงชู
  • นัฏฐิกา สุนทรธนผล


music ordinances, music in mass at Ordinances of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen.


This research is a major in Ethnomusicology. The researchers studied
references, interviews and observations with objectives as follows; 1) To learn about
the context and history of Christianity of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen. 2) To
study the important music featured in the mass majority of the year in Our Lady of
Lourdes Church, Bangsaen.
By performing sacred music in the ceremonies to build the faith of god, and
create religious activities in order to hold on the religious,
The study found that 1) Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen is a high
reputation church in Bangsean community, Saen Suk Subdistrict, Muang Chonburi
District, Chonburi Province because the place is closed to establishment for education
and also the attractions. These are the distinctive points of the church, so there are a
lot of Catholics come and join the important religious ceremonies occasionally. The
example of the ceremonies at the church are Community Celebration of Faith, Easter,
and Christmas. 2) The study sacred music use in the mass was found that the
researchers chose 14 the sacred songs to analyze, including hymns, for examples,
Pontifical Anthem, Oh Lord 6, Saksith San Saksith, Holy Thursday, Holy Friday (Holy
Cross), Holy Saturday (Psalms chapter 89), Palm Sunday (Psalms chapter 22), Chai Yo
Dae Pra Ong, Joy to the World, Rest in the Lord, O Holy Night, Alleluia, Choen Rong Ban
Leng, and Ave Maria.
The analysis of the composition of the music, we found that most of the
composition style and phase in some of the songs have just one or long sentence that
composed of two sentences with questions and answers, and also in the other form,
for instance, binary form which is the style of music with two-part-form. The style of
questions and answers format can be repeated several times such as A:B, AABB, ABAB.
The Ternary Form is the style of music a style of music that has three form, for instance, ABA, ABÁ. Most of scale of the rhythm was found 4/4 and 2/2 in chord
progression. It is the chord progression with a heavy in the end, however, the melodic
progression is conjunct progression and disjunct progression. The harmony was found in
coordination with chorus. In chorus, the harmony was found major third and Perfect
fifth with four part harmony. Nevertheless, in melismatic singing was found that the
technique was based on the composed lyrics of each sacred music, including the
meaning of the songs are meaningful for the worship and ceremonies at Ordinances of
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen.


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แสงชู ณ., & สุนทรธนผล น. (2019). A Study on Music in the Ordinances at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangsaen. Research and Development Journal Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, 9(2), 74. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/irdssru/article/view/214224