05 - Early Anglo-American Religious Music in New England...

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1 Lecture 5, Sept. 11 Anglo-American Religious Music 9/11/07 2 professional choirs in some churches, but congregational singing predominated in Calvinist churches of New England singing served as an act of worship, praise and meditation unaccompanied by instruments several books of psalms published in first two centuries of English settlement far fewer tunes than texts Early Anglo-American Religious Music in New England 9/11/07 3 lining out lining out solved two problems: lining out as performance practice: leader reads or calls out the first line congregation sings, according to familiar tune singing only loosely coordinated became slower and more ornate over the years by 1720s clergy dissatisfied with this “chaos” preachers called for using music notation again 9/11/07 4 Singing Schools begun in 1721 set up “school” for a few weeks, several nights a week meet effects of singing schools
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