The Difference Between Concert Music And Music For Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although the technical aspects of music are the same for concert and worship music, the function and purpose of music in these settings is different. Understanding these differences is important for church musicians, ultimately changing the criteria by which music is selected and influencing the way in which music is rehearsed and presented.

In choir lofts and parochial offices, an argument as old as the church goes on today. It focuses on the choice of music to be used in the church. On one...


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