Neville Brothers
Gold
The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Yaya Diallo

Religious » Sacred Traditions » Ceremonial

Music that is composed, written, and appropriately arranged for a particular ritual -- whether the activity be associated with religion, politics, or social status -- is Ceremonial Music. Ceremonial music is a transcultural phenomenon, the structures of which are culturally dependent. Certain cultures, for example, will play celebratory, festival music with strong major cadences for funeral rituals, while others will seek music that is subdued, melancholy, and most often written in minor keys or modes. Requiems for the dead are forms of ceremonial music, as are wedding marches, preludes, and processionals. Ceremonial music has also been composed in accord with the celebration of births, birthdays, coronations, spring festivities, and, of course, religious holidays.

Ceremonial Artists Highlights

Neville Brothers
Neville Brothers
Yaya Diallo
Yaya Diallo

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Ceremonial Album Highlights

Gold
Neville Brothers
Gold
The Wild Tchoupitoulas
The Wild Tchoupitoulas
The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Sufi Music of Turkey
Kudsi Erguner / Suleyman ...
Sufi Music of Turkey
Kirtan: Turiya Sings
Alice Coltrane
Kirtan: Turiya Sings
Honor the Earth Powwow: Songs of the Great Lakes Indians
Mickey Hart / Thomas ...
Honor the Earth Powwow: ...
Derviches Tourneurs De Turquie (Le Cérémonie Des Mevlevî: Musique Soufi, Vol. 2)
Kudsi Erguner
Derviches Tourneurs De ...

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Ceremonial Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Yellow Moon Neville Brothers
Meet the Boys on the Battlefront The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Jagadishwar Alice Coltrane
Sounds of the Conch Shell for Remembering Death
Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery
Ngel-Ngel
H2O
Song for Ché Robert Wyatt
Sidi Lioum
Children's Songs

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