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  • London's First Response To Mahalias Gospel Music
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    By 1945, nearly everyone in the African American community had heard gospel music (2). At this time, gospel music was a sacred folk music with origins in field hollers, work songs, slave songs, Baptist lining hymns, and Negro spirituals. These songs that influenced gospel music were adapted and reworked into expressions of praise and thanks of the community. Although the harmonies were similar to those of the blues or hymns in that they shared the same simplicity, the rhythm was much different. ...
  • Renaissance Secular Vocal Music
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    The Renaissance was a period by which modern scholars consider as that between 1350 1600. Abundant in this new age was inventions and individualistic beliefs. Changes in music and cultural behavior were some of the most evident development from its predecessor of the Middle ages. Period of new inventions, belief, musical styles of freedom, and individuality. It was a period of exploration and adventure from 1492-1519, which saw the likes of Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Ferdinand Mage...
  • Sacred Music Of The Middle Ages
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    Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people for many years and is constantly changing. Music has been divided into six periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Twentieth Century. The Medieval period was the longest and most distant period of musical history and consists of almost a millenniums worth of music. To examine the music of this period we must first look at the influences or dominating factors of medieval life. In a political sense, as well as a spiritual...
  • Middle Ages Music
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    The middle ages, (450-1450), after the Roman empire fell this was a time of great change through chaos. The later part of the middle ages brought a period of growth with religious structures and universities. Most of society in the beginning of this era was influenced by the Roman Catholic church. During the middle ages the Roman Catholic church official music was the Gregorian chant, named after Pope Gregory I. This music was sung without instruments, set to sacred Latin texts. It was without m...
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B- Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ('The Great'), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from a family of musicians. There were over 53 musicians ...
  • Church A Community
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    Present Evolution of the Protestant Church Unfortunately, I was not able find someone to interview on the changes of the Catholic church since the meeting of the Council of II Vatican, so I had to substitute for someone who is equally wise about changes within the Protestant church over the past fifty years. The person whom I asked is my aunt who is 54 years old recollects church membership since the age of 6, so I trust her as a viable source. "Politics in the Protestant church have changed tre...
  • Wagner's Opera Lohengrin
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    The processional "Here Comes the Bride" and the recessional "The Wedding March". I am writing why the processional "Here Comes the Bride" and the recessional "The Wedding March" are being prohibited in the Catholic Church. As a catholic girl, I have always dreamed of walking down the aisle to "Here Comes the Bride", and leaving the wedding to "The Wedding March". This was to be the moment that I could cherish, the moment that would be unforgettable. Now that I am ready to be married, is when I a...
  • Music For The Catholic Church
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    Religion's Profound Effect on Musical Development Religion has been an important part of man's life. Man has allowed religion to control and influence his life in many different ways, affecting both his behavior and his actions. So its not surprising that music, one of man's earliest expressive forms, has also been influenced by religion. Religion has had an effect on man's music all throughout history, from the early Egyptians to even now. So it is only natural that Western music should also ha...
  • Musical Component Of Church Services In Leipzig
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    One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musical family in Eisenach, Thuringia - until recently part of East Germany. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son the basic skills of string-playing; another relation, the organist at Eisenach's most important church, instructed the young boy on the organ. In 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; he went to live with his older brother, Johann Chr...
  • Catholic Church Hymn
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    An Ever Lasting Religious Experience Faked It is against God's wishes to fake an conversion, it against his faith to even change religions, it is against every rule in the bible to lie and say something that is not true, even when their in church in front of Jesus crucifix. Well, my friend John faked his conversion from Catholic to Baptist because he wanted to be in a religion with leadership, worship, and music. The leadership was not their when he was attending the Catholic Church before he st...
  • Marilyn Manson
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    Manson gets hard time church for eternity. As I enter the land known as the fourth circle, it was called the heretics. The word heretic means a person or persons who go against the churches beliefs. As I went into the land of heretics, I blinded by the brightness of the church and everything is sight, I was overtaken by the smell of fresh clean holy air. Also when I walked in, I heard some church music and I saw a tall, skinny, black haired man who was covering his ears, trembling and shaking hi...
  • Music In The Church
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    Renaissance and Its Influxes on Music The Renaissance is commonly thought of as a time of renewal and rediscovery, as the definition of the word implies. In actuality, though, the Renaissance was a time of change from one the extreme of heaven, as noted in the previous faith in the Church and religion, to the opposite extreme of faith in human thinking and ideas, along the lines of science, logic, and reason. Rather than revolving around unblinking faith in the Church and what it represented, th...
  • Gospel Music In Churches
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    Gospel Music Gospel music is considered to have begun in the United States, sometime in the nineteenth century. The first time that appeared in print was in 1874. The English term "gospel" translates to the meaning of good news, or a joyous message. This is a form of American religious music. A lot of its origin is from the Christian conversions of West Africans who were enslaved in the American south. Gospel music gradually developed partly from the songs that slaves sang while they were workin...
  • Music By Itinerant Singing Masters
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    The Singing School: An American Tradition The Singing School was an institution that was uniquely American. it was established to serve a dual purpose: the desire to create music and the need for sociability. Generations were taught to read and sing music by itinerant singing masters, who developed characteristic methods and materials of instruction, and distinctive performance practices. Through this institution, many people were given the opportunity to participate in music, either as a singer...
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions are still around today. Some examples of his works that we still here today are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B-Minor, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor, and St. Matthew Passion. J.S. Bach came from a family of musician...
  • Charles Ives Charles Ives
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    Charles Ives Charles Ives is known in our day as the "Father of American Music", but in his day, he was known just like everyone else- an ordinary man living his life. He was born in Danbury, Connecticut on October 20, 1894 (Stanley 1) to his mother, Sarah Hotchkiss Wilcox Ives and father, George White Ives (A Life With Music, Swafford 4). His father was renowned for being the Union's youngest bandmaster and having the best band in the Army (The Man His Life, Swafford 1). Little Charles was infl...
  • Music The Church
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    Music has been with us for a very long while. In fact, part of being human is an appreciation of the finer arts. However, music's role has remained anything but constant throughout history. Music has gone from a mathematical science to a synthesis of melody and harmony. Many wonderful pieces have been written for religious purposes. Many more have been written for the secular world. The art of music has not always been that way. The Roman Catholic Church, for the longest time, was the only sourc...
  • Job Of Organist Church In Arnstadt
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    One of the most profoundly inspired an masterful composers in history, Johan Sebastian Bach was born into a musical famil in Eisenach, Thuringia – until recently par of East Germany. His father, Johann AmbrosiuBach, was a talented violinist, and taughhis son the basic skills of string-playing another relation, the organist at Eisenach " most important church, instructed the youn boy on the organic 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; h went to live with his older brother, Johan Christoph, ...

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