Vicarious Ritual: Requiem Concerts as Vicarious All Souls’ Day Ritual

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In this chapter, I first describe the emergence of All Souls’ Day Requiem concerts in the Netherlands. Second, I show how this new ritual repertoire is linked to the traditional All Souls’ Day liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. Third, I describe two cultural dynamics which have led to the Requiem concert as a new and vicarious All Souls’ Day ritual. Fourth, I conclude this chapter with a reflection on this case study using the concepts of transformation and appropriation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbsent Ritual. Exploring the ambivalence and dynamics of ritual
EditorsPaul Post, Martin Hoondert
Place of PublicationDurham
PublisherCarolina Academic Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781531013646
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRitual Studies Monograph Series


  • Ritual
  • All Souls' Day
  • Requiem


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