minstrel: Several Questions, and more on Filk

cynthia j ley cley at juno.com
Wed Mar 22 22:55:44 PST 2000


"A cappella" means literally  "in the chapel," but beyond that, I have no
idea as to itsa actual origins. It's a handy way to identify
unaccompanied vocal music though.


					Arlys

On Wed, 22 Mar 2000 23:44:47 -0600 "John F. Hirling"
<jhirling at houston.rr.com> writes:
>
><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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