The oldest recording, that of Beethoven's First (6/1970), oscillates between cantability and ceremoniousness
, far removed from the bristly provocative performance of "conductors/ authenticists".
But different turns are applied to this screw whenever a literary narrative (or genre) seeks to differentiate itself from some existing narrative practice, and not all such turns confer ceremoniousness
to a piece of writing; Teuthold's formulaic patterns exhibit features which are the narrative counterpart of those found in ritual practices--a surplus of organization not demanded by the strictures of the plot, an overpatterning which imparts to text 'conspicuous regularity'.
Schuon highlighted three particular qualities that emerge when we study Muhammad's life based on traditional sources, identified as "piety, combativeness and magnanimity." (48) His piety or God-consciousness manifested itself in his givenness to fasting and night vigils, his acceptance of material poverty, and his aversion to ceremoniousness
Kentridge's film, as critic George Baker has noted, shifts uneasily between a sense of celebration and an evocation of "the misery of forced immigration, the relentless entropy that accompanies the conditions of displacement and exile." Ofili's paintings, substituting primates for the twelve apostles, mock their own color-besotted ceremoniousness
There may be different ideologies behind various aspects of temple paraphernalia, but this should give none the liberty to cast aspersions on the religious ceremoniousness
of any faith.
He must be an affectionate and dutiful child of the Church, and from habit, conviction, and a constitutional predisposition to ceremoniousness
, in piety and manners, find her forms and ordinances aids of religion, not sources of formality; for religion is the element in which he lives, and the region in which he moves.