Stuttgart, Germany

Church Music


Language: GermanStudies in German
Subject area: arts
Qualification: Master
Kind of studies: full-time studies
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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses"). See glossary of musical terminology.
The nearer the church, the further from God.
Bishop Andrews, Sermon on the Nativity before James I (1622). Proverb quoted by Fuller, Worthies, II. 5. (Ed. 1811).
When once thy foot enters the church, be bare.
God is more there than thou: for thou art there
Only by his permission. Then beware,
And make thyself all reverence and fear.
George Herbert, The Temple, The Church Porch.
The Churches as Churches have always been and cannot fail to be institutions not only alien to, but directly hostile towards, Christ's teaching.
Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)
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