Music as a lens to study death rituals

Martin Hoondert, Janieke Bruin-Mollenhorst

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In this article we focus on music as a ‘lens’ to understand death rituals in general and cremation rituals in particular. It is linked to current research on music and death, performed by the first author, and can be considered as a programmatic presentation of a PhD project, running from September 2015 onward, performed by the second author. The programmatic and theoretical character of this presentation is completed with results from two pilots on music as part of cremation rituals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-104
Number of pages18
JournalJaarboek voor Liturgie-onderzoek
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Music
  • Ritual
  • Cremation
  • Death


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