The motivation for this research is found in the presumption that music as an auschultation activity is used in many congregations but without the optimal benefit that could be arrived with proper implementation. The Proposition to the problem can be worded as follow: What is the criteria and manner for active music auschultation, to be part of the worship ceremony of the Dutch Reformed Church and will it contribute to the enrichment and renewal of the service. Various problems were identified, formulated in question form and studied by doing a LiLiterary research. The following aspects were researched, whereafter conclusions could be made for the practical implementation of active music auschultation during the service: -- The aim and function of music auschultation during the service. -- An interpretation of the Liturgical and Music-historical synopses regarding the function and meaning of music and song during the service. -- Criteria for active music auschultation during the service. -- Music auschultation as enrichment and renewal of the service of the Dutch Reformed Church. -- A methodology for music auschultation during the service. -- The responsibility of the minister in planning and presenting music auschultation during the service. -- Listening guides and - questionnaires as aids for music auschultation. -- Resources for the minister in the planning and presentation of music auschultation during the worship ceremony. The results of the investigation is precipitated in the following recommendations: -- Ministers should undergo training in music auschultation during their academic forming. Thereafter it should be a lifelong, self-imposed task to cultivate and understand the application of music auschultation during the service. -- The training of ministers must include the planning and presentation of active music auschultation during the service. -- The musical ability of ministers should expand to singing and playing of musical instruments. -- Theologians and Church musici can together contribute to music material, guides and aids for musical auschultation.
Dissertation (MA (Theology))--University of Pretoria, 2006.