Popular Music Preaches Christian Salvation

Angelic the musicians are not, in their skin-tight black-and-yellow Spandex. And no one would mistake their blaring guitars and insistent percussion for choir music, but the “heavenly metal“ rock group Stryper is part of a growing contingent of Christians preaching salvation in the vernacular of popular music.

Evangelical pop has grown so rapidly since its origins in the “Jesus movement“ of the late 1960s and early `70s that its record sales, now about $300 million a year, have surpassed those of classical and of jazz, according to Todd Hafer, a spokesman for the Christian Booksellers Association.

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10 things you might not know about classical music

Wednesday is the 100th anniversary of one of the oddest events in the history of classical music — the near-riot in Paris during the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” The modernist score for ballet shocked and disturbed the audience, inspiring hisses, heckles, whistles, thrown objects and fistfights in the aisles. Here are 10 facts, with nothing falsetto:

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Why listening to music is the key to good health

There’s no doubt that listening to your favourite music can instantly put you in a good mood. But scientists are now discovering that music can do more for you than just lift your spirits.

Research is showing it has a variety of health benefits.

Fresh research from Austria has found that listening to music can help patients with chronic back pain.

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The Art of Music

Music is the art of arranging sounds in periodic time so
as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative
composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and
timbre.

It is also the vocal or instrumental sounds possessing a
degree of melody, harmony, or rhythm. Music can also
be when an aesthetically pleasing or harmonious sound
or combination of sounds are produced example the
music of the water falling from a tap in a vessel.

Most of the time music is kept in memory and
performance only. If handed down orally, this music
may be considered “traditional” or not considered
composed by individuals. Different musical traditions
have different attitudes towards how and where to
make changes to the original source. If the music is
written down, it is generally in some manner which
attempts to capture both what should be heard by
listeners, and what the musician should do to perform
the music.

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