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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19; Ephesians 6:14; 2 Timothy 2:11; Revelation 5:9-13; Revelation 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 4:11; Revelation 11:15-18;
Modern ecclesiastical as well as secular music has as its humble but important basis the music of the early Christian era traced through the Middle Ages. Throughout this time there are two influences which have guided the development of music in general. The one is the folk song - the music of the people which was sung by the wandering minstrels. The other is the music of the church itself which was assembled and written by the clergy, for the most part by monks. However it is the latter that bears more weight and significance, for it was the church that made most progress in the development of music.
Bichsel, M Alfred, "Musical Forms in the Chrisitian Church from Apostolic Times to the Gregorian Age" (1937). Bachelor of Divinity. 12.
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