For the last few millennia, Christian missionaries have spread their faith across the globe. It now encompasses diverse cultures, and they have been woven into the practice of the faith. Each culture has its own musical traditions, and the people of many lands have been brought into the church by those who served local congregations. The church was also a heavy patron of artists and musicians in European cultures for many centuries. These have been the main sources for the music that inspires and connects congregations around the world.

There are many different Christian sects, and each has its own style of music. Many of them have kept the musical traditions of the original Roman Catholic Church, but others have chosen to incorporate their own local brands of music. No matter their source, it is a large part of the glue that holds congregations together, gives them hope and inspires them.

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The Role of Church Choirs

While many people have heard of them, not every church boasts its own choir. Churches with choirs generally have their...

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The Music of Patronage

Centuries ago, artists and musicians were often supported by patrons. They would devote the majority of their work to one...

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Transported Musical Traditions

As the Roman Catholic Church spread throughout the world, their missionaries ordained local priests to minister to their own congregations...