WHAT WAS MUSIC LIKE
IN THE DAYS OF THE BIBLE?
One of the benefits I hope to derive from this blogging experience is learning things I didn’t know before. It would be great if people came forth to share knowledge I don’t possess — which, if it were to happen, could provide an endless font of material, since there’s all kindsof knowledge I don’t possess.
Let’s start with music, a lifelong passion of mine…
Reading the morning prayers for Palm Sunday (note to non-Catholics: Google Liturgy of the Hours), I was struck by how musical some passages in Psalms 118 and 150 felt to me, with their repetitions of certain phrases suggesting something like the structures of modern songs. The canticle reading as well (Daniel 3:52-57) had an almost contemporary feel. [Read more…] about Sing, Sing, Sing