The kind of music heard in the Catholic Church was known as chant or plainchant, often known as “Gregorian chant” (after St Gregory the Great, who was Pope from 590-604).
The text (the words that were sung) were the standard words of the liturgy.
Music for the dead was called Requiem Mass.
What are religious songs called?
A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The singing or composition of hymns is called hymnody.
What is singing called in church?
If the singer is a member of the choir he/she is properly called a “chorister,” but most ordinary churches find that term pretentious or too obscure and simply refer to their singers as ,” choir members.” If the choir member sings a significant amount of a choral piece alone she/he may be referred to as a “soloist.”
What defines a worship song?
A hymn is a formal song, sung to God in public worship, typically by the entire congregation.
What genre is worship music?
Contemporary worship music (CWM), also known as praise and worship music, is a defined genre of Christian music used in contemporary worship.