en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_(music)

Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are generally Christian songs that were created by African ... The term "spiritual" is derived from "spiritual song", from the King James ... Spirituals were primarily expressions of religious faith. ... Spirituals were based on Christian psalms and hymns and merged with African music styles and ...

www.rca.org/resources/theology-and-place-music-worship

Music and song continue to play a vital role in the life of God s people today. ... It is not a choral society. ... careful that our ears be not more attentive to the melody than our minds to the spiritual meaning of the words. ... Through congregational singing Christian faith is not only expressed; to a very real degree it is formed.

www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/articles-and-essays/musical-styles/ritual-and-worship/spirituals

A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement ... This recording provides an example of the choral style of singing spirituals that emerged ... As Africanized Christianity took hold of the slave population, spirituals served as a way to ... American Missionary Association , publisher.

music.si.edu/story/sacred-sounds-belief-society

Instrumental music, sung prayers, and mystical chants have been used to ... In the United States the predominance of Christianity and its related sacred text may ... Inside and outside of the United States many other religious and spiritual ... and diverse religious services and styles of sacred music come into homes via radio ...

www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/music-religious-music-west

Primarily Jewish or Christian in character, Western religious music has also been ... Furthermore secular and sacred styles have been mutually influential, even if ... Since the late eighteenth century Western music of a religious or spiritual nature ..... If Gregorian chant by the High Middle Ages comprised the most extensive ...

www.amazon.com/BEST-LOVED-HYMNS-Music-Collection/dp/B0041W565M

Listen to any song, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited. ... 100 BEST LOVED HYMNS Music Collection Spiritual and Popular Christian Songs ... Various Artists ... Stream Best Loved Hymns by The Joslin Grove Choral Society and tens of ...... as it presents itself: 100 of the familiar, best loved hymns of the Christian faith, ...

depts.washington.edu/ub/studpp/srproj/Papers/GospelMusic07.doc

“Hymn is a song of praise” (Van Camp) and were sung only by catholic churches. ... the “Negro Spirituals or African-American folk songs,” were religious songs sung ... The spirituals spawned from teachings of Christianity from slave owners, the ... The blending of Gospel and Blues evolved into many other genres of music  ...

www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/4/4/567/pdf

Nov 13, 2013 ... Abstract: Music and spirituality in a Christian view start with faith in the ... what is beyond expression in music from a variety of musical styles and ..... assemblies because of instruments' association with idolatry and immorality [26–28]. ..... Pius X in his motu proprio sees Gregorian chant and the polyphony of ...

nafme.org/about/position-statements/sacred-music-in-schools-position-statement/sacred-music-in-schools

Since music with a sacred text or of a religious origin (particularly choral ... about the use of the hymn “Silent Night” in the school's Christmas program. ... Christian songs performed by the choir at Salt Lake City's West High School. ... Is there sensitivity to the various religious beliefs represented by the students and parents ?