Today at worship camp we went over a quick flyby of music history and thought you might enjoy the notes and links:

History of Worship Music

Section 1: Pre-History: 

We know very little because there were only crude notation methods:

From Adam through Patriarchs: Bedouin music with lyres out by the sheep

http://youtu.be/7SOWBT_k88s

“trumpet”=shofar=ram’s horn

http://youtu.be/0jR20-0sy1Y

Temple Worship:

Choirs, Asaph with Cymbals, shofars, ….

Synagogue Worship:

focused on reading and chanting the Torah Scrolls.

http://youtu.be/jNxLF0ILFgw

Music in the early church:

varied, including everything from open air to deep in the catacombs

http://youtu.be/rtmjwXf28Zs

 

Section 2: History

Gregorian Chant

http://youtu.be/2HEKhr002Ts

Renaissance

http://youtu.be/FicX1Si2oas

Baroque: 

Johannes Sebastian Bach, Pipe Organs, 4 melodies at the same time

O Sacred head: Choir:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2qt2d-k2_o

Pipe organ:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eklI9yFRnlQ

Tocatta and Fugue in Dminor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw

Classical: 

Mozart, piano, key word: balance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKhH2hRa-WQ

Romantic: 

Beethoven, key word: expression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paH0V6JLxSI

 

Section 3: Modern Recorded Music

Modern Abstract: 

John Cage: 4’33”, atonal music

Stravinsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxcEe2F1qEg

Revival/Folk Music

-sacred harp shape note singing in the south

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHUfHNEZDPc

-George Beverly Shea: “I’d rather have Jesus”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk9f8zhTwIg

Jesus Freak Revolution: 

missiological pop

Larry Norman: Why should the devil have all the good music

http://youtu.be/6quMD_qTjeY

How does the room and context effect music?

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_byrne_how_architecture_helped_music_evolve.html

Worship around the world:

African worship:

http://youtu.be/faP3QB03-W0

Chinese music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJI7I2f1Atc

Arabic music:

http://youtu.be/3s5SEGkkHSg

Australian Aboriginal Music

http://youtu.be/dFGvNxBqYFI

Swedish Folk Song

http://youtu.be/_9Dh_azZqyQ

Russian Folk Song

http://youtu.be/8WD0WVL-HjE

Modern Popular styles

Jazz, Country, Swing, Rock, Dance, Dubstep, …

 

 

 

2 Responses to Music History Overview and Links to Clips

  1. […] Music History Overview and Links to Clips […]

  2. A student named Lillian sent in a link to another page full of historical info on music. Definitely worth checking out:
    http://www.distance-education.org/Degrees/Music-Education—History-Resources-for-Teachers-A598.html

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