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  • Re: Madison's New (Instrumental) "Vision": Cymbals, Psalteries, Harps
    • ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      Posted Sep 1, 2012 4:07 PM

      There is no Biblical text (that which is commanded) which can be sung in any kind of harmony. That would be like four preachers preaching IN PARTS because the commands to the elders is to "teach that which has been taught." The method from the Church of Christ in the wilderness oneward was to PREACH the Word by READING the Word

      Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
      Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
      Romans 15:6 That ye may with ONE MIND and ONE MOUTH glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      There was no MUSIC ever never in the church until Calvin permitted radically REWRITTEN Psalms to be sung in unison only:

      "One of the developments in which Beza was of great assistance was in Reformed psalmody. Zwingli had opposed music in public worship and it was a century or so after his death before the Reformed Churches in which his influence was strong departed from that precedent.

      Calvin did not go as far as Zwingli, but confined the use of music to congregational singing in UNISON of metrical versions of the Psalms and Canticles." (Latourette, p. 760).

      "During Luther's time, congregational chorales were performed in the service without accompaniment. They were most often sung with the choir in UNISON, and occasionally the congregation would sing the melody while the choir sang a simple polyphonic harmonization. However, the pipe organ was never used to accompany hymns. The general view of Luther toward the organ was not at all enthusiastic because of its "primitive" nature (mean-tone tuning).

      The pipe organ was used to preludize to give the initial pitch to the priest and choir. And it was used with chorales in alternation with the choir, one verse played by the organ and the next sung.

      "It is that in UNISON and UNITY they might glorify God the Father... in the background lurks the thought of the prejudice incurred for the final end to be promoted by the church when the fellowship of the saints is marred by suspicions and dissensions and in this case particularly by the arrogance of the strong and the stumbling of the weak. No consideration could enforce the exhortation more strongly than to be reminded of the glory of God as the controlling purpose of all our attitudes and actions." (Murray, John, Romans, p. 201, Eerdmans).

      Swiss, and later, French, English, and Scottish Calvinism promoted the singing of metrical translations of the psalter (see psalmody), austerely set for unaccompanied UNISON singing. English and Scottish Protestantism admitted only the singing of psalms. English metrical psalms were set to tunes adapted from the French and Genevan psalters. These were fairly complex melodies written on French metres. The English psalter used only a few metres, and the custom of singing each psalm to its proper tune was soon replaced by the use of a few common tunes. The common metre 8, 6, 8, 6 (the numbers give the number of syllables in each line), a form of English ballad metre, remains the archetypal English hymn metre.Kenneth Latourette, A History of Christianity, p. 760).

      "Sometimes religion produces suggestive rituals shared by a community to create an atmosphere useful for uplifting one's thoughts and coming to one's senses. There are those who cannot do without such forms of worship. Where, however, the form takes the place of meditation, or conditions it; where human words prevail over the Spirit.. then we are no longer in the presence of true religion.

      "The one who uses colours and sounds and forms and movements and other gifts of God under the illusion of creating a stairway to heaven out of his own resources can, even involuntarily and in good faith, be raising an invisible barrier between humanity and God himself. (Davide Melodia, The Lord of Silence)
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