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ASSIGNMENT Early Christian Music, Part 2 Sounding the Divine, Program 2 “Early Jewish History, from the Temple to Jesus and the Synagogue” 1. Shofar, or ram’s horn. According to the narrator, what sort of role did music play in Jewish culture? Give several examples of the way that music was used. [Instruments mentioned include the shofar, or ram’s horn, the psaltery, tabouret, and harp or kinon] 2. What examples does the narrator give of the use of music in the New Testament? What happened in the first example?
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Unformatted text preview: What example does he give from the life of Jesus? Why is music especially important at that point? 3. When Jesus read from the scriptures in the synagogues, did he sing, or simply speak? Discuss this question, and why we can or cannot be sure of the answer. 4. What, according to the program, is the likely relationship between ancient temple singing and chanting on one hand, and Gregorian or Plain Chant on the other? What two versions of Psalm 114 does the narrator compare? What do you make of the comparison?...
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