Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief ... Most Christian music involves singing, whether by the whole congregation ... One of the earliest forms of worship music in the church was the Gregorian chant. ... A great variety of musical styles has developed traditional praise.
Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or ... It is believed that this music lay somewhere between singing and speaking, ... However, there is another opinion that the roots of early Christian music ... who had served in the sanctuary Levitical choir, told how the choristers went to ...
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.
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 ...
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 .... Augustine defined a hymn as praise to God that is sung. ... association with spirituality. .... embraced instruments and choirs with most of the Western church.
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 ...
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.
This chapter examines Black gospel music with an emphasis on choral music, and explores this ... Congregational—1900s to 1920s, hymn and quartet styles;.