How Many Ways to Sing Thy Praise!

Psalm 117:1-2

1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.—

Following are some ways Christians have sung God’s praise through the centuries:

Gregorian chant

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

6th Century Chant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7lYQsPDNA

Early Organum

http://www.youtube.com/user/callixtinus?feature=results_main

The above site is an excellent source of chant of both Western and Eastern Christianity.

Seventh Century

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji8klhW4Pdo

Byzantine Chant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feu2owd0MsY

14th Century – Guillaume de Machaut

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U7mPwGx7Ls&playnext=1&list=PL08638E28A132622C&feature=results_main

16th-century

Philippe Rogier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDYebi8nWo

Palestrina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDRj1_1PWk8

Early 17th Century

Monteverdi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ZJ4h5Tc3M

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygl3iYZBOpg

19th Century – Mendelssohn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=pdZz8rmhkNA&NR=1

20th century –  Stravinsky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8eQWzPFMM

How many ways can different ensembles perform the same piece of music, Mozart’s  Laudate Dominum from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 written in1780.

The linked sites will provide a description of the performers and other information concerning the performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gid9-Mf7rU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXGF84hcYWw&playnext=1&list=PL63745D7B8272D880&feature=results_main

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8lCD2Bxpmo&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J8rKIS-66E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=hQS7_xhREKk

http://bibleasmusic.com/composers/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/

Having heard examples of how music can contribute to praise and worship, we will now turn our attention to how music developed from the time of the early Christian church to the present.

 

 

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