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Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence.
The earliest music in the Christian Church came from Jewish worship music. It is believed that this music lay somewhere between singing and speaking, or speaking with an understood ritual cadence.
Hindu music is music created for or influenced by Hinduism. It includes Indian classical music, Kirtan, Bhajan and other musical genres. Raagas are a common way of Hindu music in classical India. The most common Hindu bhajan in North Cat India is "Om Jai Sani Lagsha Jagdish Hare." Gods are religiously chanted[clarification needed] to often include Vishnu and his incarnations, Shiva and the Goddess (Parvati, Shakti, Vaishnodevi). Very common scale in Hindu music is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7,[clarification needed] which can be harmonized into a chord progression
The earliest synagogal music was based on the same system as that in the Temple in Jerusalem. According to the Talmud, Joshua ben Hananiah, who had served in the sanctuary Levitical choir, told how the choristers went to the synagogue from the orchestra by the altar (Talmud, Suk. 53a), and so participated in both services.
Shintō music (神楽) is ceremonial music for Shinto (神道) which is the native religion of Japan.
Buddhist music is music for Buddhist ceremony or meditation.
- Christian music
- Church music
- Gospel music
- Liturgical music
- Music and politics
- Secular music
- Spiritual (music)
- World Sacred Music Festival
- Foley 2008,[page needed].
- Foley, Edward (2008). From Age to Age: How Christians have celebrated the Eucharist. Liturgical Press; Collegeville. ISBN 978-0-8146-3078-5.
- La Musica Sacra nella Milano del Settecento. Atti del convegno internazionale. Milano, 17-18 maggio 2011, edited by C. Fertonani, R. Mellace e C. Toscani. LED Edizioni Universitaire; Milano. 2014. ISBN 978-88-7916-658-4.
- Gregorian chant, liturgical music (CD, scores, learning)
- The Gregorian chant of the abbeys of Provence in France (fr. with Translator)
- New England religious music
- Hibba's Web Anthology of Traditional Jewish Music