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Sacred music

Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.

Christian music

Main articles: Church music and Christian music

The earliest music in the Christian Church came from Jewish worship music. It is believed that this music lay somewhere between singing and speaking, or speaking with an understood ritual cadence.[1]

Hindu music

Main article: Hindu music

Hindu music is music created for or influenced by Hinduism. It includes Indian classical music, Kirtan, Bhajan and other musical genres. Raagas are a common way of Hindu music in classical India. The most common Hindu bhajan in North Cat India is "Om Jai Sani Lagsha Jagdish Hare." Gods are religiously chanted to often include Vishnu and his incarnations, Shiva and the Goddess (Parvati, Shakti, Vaishnodevi). Very common scale in Hindu music is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, which can be harmonized into a chord progression

Sikh music

Main article: Sikh music

Jewish music

Main article: 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.

Islamic music

Main article: Islamic music

Rastafarian music

Main article: Rastafarian music

Shintō music

Main article: Shintō music

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

Buddhist music

Main article: Buddhist music

Buddhist music is music for Buddhist ceremony or meditation.

Zoroastrian music

Main article: Zoroastrian music

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

See also


External links

  • Gregorian chant, liturgical music (CD, scores, learning)
  • The Gregorian chant of the abbeys of Provence in France (fr. with Translator)
  • New England religious music
  • Hibba's Web Anthology of Traditional Jewish Music
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