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Understanding Faith Perspectives through Music's Historical Culture

277F Understanding Faith Perspectives through Music's Historical Culture

This class will utilize music from several faith traditions, with the ultimate goal of comparing and contrasting how these musical selections exhibit the culture that grew out of their historic setting.  We will consider how the geographical location, the era in which the music was written, and the religious wetting impacted each of the musical selections.

The faith traditions look at how Jewish music was impacted by the Semitic-Oriental cultures around Israel, then how the music of the Synagogue impacted the early Church, how music transitioned from the Roman Catholic Mass into music of the Protestant Reformation (particularly Bach’s Lutheran Cantatas) and finally examples of how Christian worship music is being written today in a non-Western (Hindu) culture.

Fulfills elective for Advanced Certificate.

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