To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Religious music

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David playing his harp (unknown artist, c. 960). The book of Psalms, included in the Jewish and Christian scriptures, and said to have been written largely by David, is one of the earliest collections of sacred music, and still plays a role in the liturgies of the two religions.
David playing his harp (unknown artist, c. 960). The book of Psalms, included in the Jewish and Christian scriptures, and said to have been written largely by David, is one of the earliest collections of sacred music, and still plays a role in the liturgies of the two religions.

Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.[1] Ritual music is music, sacred or not, performed or composed for or as ritual.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    845 488
    10 189 935
    8 037
    6 175 798
    150 960
  • ✪ 🎵❤️ The most BEAUTIFUL choral music EVER written | Vol 1
  • ✪ Beautiful Relaxing Music: Romantic Music, Piano Music, Guitar Music, Instrumental Music ★73
  • ✪ Jill Gray sings - The Lord's Prayer - Sacred Christian Music
  • ✪ 8 Hours of Relaxing Sleep Music: Soft Piano Music, Sleeping Music, Meditation Music, Fall Asleep ★89
  • ✪ Bless The Lord Our God │ Composed by Pastor Joseph Prince



Christian music

According to some scholars, the earliest music in the Christian Church came from Jewish worship music, with some additional Syriac influence.[2] It is believed that this music lay somewhere between singing and speaking, or speaking with an understood ritual cadence.[3] However, there is another opinion that the roots of early Christian music come from the early ascetic monastic orders.[4]


Christian music has diversified over the time, reflecting both its centuries old roots as well as more contemporary musical styles. Thousands of traditionally-styled songs of praise or worship, called "hymns" (from the Greek word "hymnos" meaning, "song of praise"), were written over hundreds of years. Eventually, these songs were compiled into books called "hymnals," from which pastors and congregants would read during Christian services - a practice that continues in many churches today.

Prior to the eighteenth century, Christian hymnals were published as standalone texts without accompanying musical scores. The first American hymnal with both text and song was published in 1831. In Europe, the Church of England did not officially allow hymns to be sung until 1820. Originally, hymns were sung by "lining out" the lyrics, meaning, the pastor would sing a line and then the congregation would repeat it. This was done because, at that time, books were expensive, so it was economical to provide the pastor of a church with one copy from which everyone could sing.[5]

Christian Music in the Modern Era

Modern methods of publication have made hymnals much more accessible to the public today than previously. The practice of "lining out" the lyrics of hymns has therefore largely fallen away, although it continues to be practiced in some traditional churches. In the twentieth century, Christian music has developed to reflect the emergence of a diverse array of musical genres including rock, metal, pop, jazz, contemporary, rap, spiritual, country, blues, and gospel. The use of specific genres and styles of music in church services today varies across denominations and according to the personal preference of pastors and church members. As of the late twentieth century, there has been a widespread preference in less traditional churches towards using contemporary music (particularly, "praise and worship" songs, which attempt to preserve the religious intent of hymns but use contemporary lyrics and a more modern musical sound instead) as well as gospel and spiritual music.

Islamic Music

Islamic "songs" come in the form of prayers (In Arabic, prayer is Salah) that occur 5 times a day. These prayers are conducted by facing Mecca and having both knees to the ground bowing and reciting these prayers and usually are recitations of the Islamic Holy word the Quran.[6] These prayers occur of the day and connect the Muslim people through a series of melodic prayers that often become amplified through the city. In Islam the implication of prayer and in this case the Salah is for ritual since it is believed to be the direct word of God that shall be performed as a collective, as well as individually.[6]

History of Islam Prayer

"What shall I say of their prayer? For they pray with such concentration and devotion that I was astonished when I was able to see it personally and observe it with my own eyes.” (Riccold De Monte in the year 1228).[6] The origin of the art of prayer in all Abrahamic religions is to glorify God and the same goes for Islam. The Al Salat is the most widely used word to mean institutionalized prayer and is one of the oldest forms of prayer in Islam.[7] Islamic prayer, traditions, and ideals had influence from these Abrahamic religions.[8] The time of origination of Salah came from the Muslim prophet Muhammad (the Messenger of God) in a cave as he began to worship Allah (God). It is believed that through this act of worship Mohammad interacted with the Abrahamic prophet Moses.[6] Now these "prayers" come in the form of recitations of the Quran and poems written by prophets of the faith.

The Spread of Islamic Prayer

Besides the spread of Islam through Arabia by prophets it spread through trade routes like the Silk Road and through conflict of war. Through the Silk road traders and members of the early Muslim faith were able to go to countries such as China and create mosques around 627 C. E.[9] As men from the Middle East came to China they would get married to these Asian women, which led to a spreading of the faith and traditions of Islam in multiplicities.[9] The Crusades in the 9th and 10th century encouraged the spread of Islam through the invasions of Latin Christian soldiers and Muslim soldiers into each other's land. The whole conflict began on the premises of a Holy Land and which group of people owned these lands that led to these foes invading their respective lands.[10] As the religion itself spread so did its implications of ritual, such as prayer.

Sikh music

Jewish music

The earliest synagogal music was based on the same system as that in the Temple in Jerusalem. According to the Talmud, Joshua ben Hananiah, who had served in the sanctuary Levitical choir, told how the choristers went to the synagogue from the orchestra by the altar (Talmud, Suk. 53a), and so participated in both services.

Hindu music

Islamic music

Rastafarian music

Shintō music

Shintō music (神楽) is ceremonial music for Shinto (神道) which is the native religion of Japan.

Buddhist music

Buddhist music is music for Buddhist ceremony or meditation.

Zoroastrian music

Zoroastrian music is a genre of music that accompanies Zoroastrian traditions and rites.

See also


  1. ^ "Religious Music Genre Overview | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  2. ^ Conomos 2003.
  3. ^ Foley 2008,[page needed].
  4. ^ Taruskin and Gibbs 2013, p. 9.
  5. ^ Townsend, James (1991). "The Golden Age of Hymns: Did You Know?". Christianity Today (Issue 31, The Golden Age of Hymns, 1991). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d A. Rasheid, Omar. "Muslim Prayer and Public Spheres: An Interpretation of the Quranic Verse 29:45". Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology. 68: 41.
  7. ^ Khalee, Mohammed (1999). "The Foundation of Muslim Prayer". Medieval Encounters. 5.
  9. ^ a b waheed. "Islam Enters the Far East - The Religion of Islam". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  10. ^ "Why Muslims See the Crusades So Differently from Christians". HISTORY. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

Further reading

  • Fertonani, Cesare; Raffaele Mellace; Cesare Toscani, eds. (2014). La Musica Sacra nella Milano del Settecento. Atti del convegno internazionale. Milano, 17-18 maggio 2011. Cantar sottile 3. Milan: LED Edizioni Universitaire. ISBN 978-88-7916-658-4.

External links

This page was last edited on 23 February 2019, at 13:53
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.