Pieśni religijne; Muzyka religijna; Śląsk; Historia muzyki
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
K. Turek, B. Mika (red.) "Pieśń religijna na Śląsku : stan zachowania i funkcje w kulturze" (S. 101-113). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The author tries to prove that the religious song, which has been of great importance in
Silesia, also consolidated and strengthened the bonds between people. She begins with sociological
definitions of a social bond to show the way in which the feeling of belonging to a community
has been consolidated with common choral performance. A choir was not only the artistic
feature of Silesia; it has also been a place of growing up, making friends, and joining marriages.
The common act of singing expressed itself in new forms - from home performance though
concert, contest, to musical festivals.
The Silesian tradition of singing, which mainly concentrated on performance of religious
songs, contributed to maintenance of faith and Polishness. Today, it often serves the cementation
of national identity, and is a remedy for the typical for postmodernism social disintegration.