minstrel: Several Questions, and more on Filk

John F. Hirling jhirling at houston.rr.com
Wed Mar 22 21:44:47 PST 2000


<snip>
|The Church had a longstanding tradition of a cappella music ( harkens
|back to the idea that the human voice was the only true instrument by
|which to praise God), but even this got corrupted fairly early and
|instruments were brought in.


Unless I'm mistaken, 'a cappella'originally refered to music speciifically
written for performance in the Sistine Chapel and only later did it take on
the broader meaning of unaccompanied voice.
--ihon


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