Church Music

Ktoyou

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I have to admit, as much as I like rock music and most jazz, I dislike the rock music that is often played in church today! What I have always liked best is music once common to Catholic churches, that old choral and atonal music dating back to the 14th and 15th century.

I thought it might be interesting to find out what people here think about church music?
 

caspianrex

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Well, I am Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist church near Nashville, TN. We tried having one service with traditional music and one with contemporary music, but the latter was so poorly attended, we decided to switch to all traditional. Our hymns are accompanied by organ, and most of the choir anthems are accompanied by piano. That being said, occasionally someone will do something a bit more contemporary for special music. I have sung some slightly more contemporary songs, accompanying myself on piano, while others have done gospel songs or the like. Long story short, for church music I generally prefer fairly traditional music. Much contemporary Christian music is designed to be danced to, or listened to, and is often performed with amplified instruments, which tend to discourage participation from the majority of the congregants. Traditional hymns encourage more participation in the worship, generally speaking.
 

clefty

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Well, I am Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist church near Nashville, TN. We tried having one service with traditional music and one with contemporary music, but the latter was so poorly attended, we decided to switch to all traditional. Our hymns are accompanied by organ, and most of the choir anthems are accompanied by piano. That being said, occasionally someone will do something a bit more contemporary for special music. I have sung some slightly more contemporary songs, accompanying myself on piano, while others have done gospel songs or the like. Long story short, for church music I generally prefer fairly traditional music. Much contemporary Christian music is designed to be danced to, or listened to, and is often performed with amplified instruments, which tend to discourage participation from the majority of the congregants. Traditional hymns encourage more participation in the worship, generally speaking.

For years now my standard for music has been this:

Amos 5:23 Away with the noise of your songs!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let justice roll on like a river,
righteousness like a never-failing stream!


By their fruit you will know...


This “modern” music appealing to masses and worldly ears is counter reformation...

https://biblicalconnection.wordpres...c-romes-change-agent-for-one-global-religion/

http://www.darknessisfalling.com/jesuit-strategies.html

https://youtu.be/Uh49kDes5Q8
 
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