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Religious music

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Religious music (also sacred music) is music performed or composed for religious use or through religious influence. [1]

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An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices are made for religious purposes, and by extension the 'Holy table' of post-reformation Anglican churches.

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Buddhist music

Buddhist music is music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art.

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Church music

Church music is music written for performance in church, or any musical setting of ecclesiastical liturgy, or music set to words expressing propositions of a sacred nature, such as a hymn.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.

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Jerusalem (יְרוּשָׁלַיִם; القُدس) is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.

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Joshua ben Hananiah

Joshua ben Hananiah (d. 131 CE) was a leading tanna of the first half-century following the destruction of the Temple.

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A Levite or Levi is a Jewish male whose descent is traced by tradition to Levi.

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Liturgical music

Liturgical music originated as a part of religious ceremony, and includes a number of traditions, both ancient and modern.

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Music and politics

The connection between music and politics, particularly political expression in song, has been seen in many cultures.

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Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

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A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence".

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Secular music

Secular music (non-religious) and sacred music were the two main genres of Western music during the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.

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Shinto music

Shinto music is the ceremonial and festive music of, the native religion of Japan.

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Spiritual (music)

Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are generally Christian songs that were created by African Americans.

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Syriac Orthodox Church

The Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch (ʿĪṯo Suryoyṯo Trišaṯ Šubḥo; الكنيسة السريانية الأرثوذكسية), or Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, is an Oriental Orthodox Church with autocephalous patriarchate established in Antioch in 518, tracing its founding to St. Peter and St. Paul in the 1st century, according to its tradition.

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The Talmud (Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root LMD "teach, study") is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law and theology.

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A temple (from the Latin word templum) is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual rituals and activities such as prayer and sacrifice.

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World Sacred Music Festival

The World Festival of Sacred Music (Festival des Musiques Sacrées du Monde) is an annual music festival that is held for a week in Fes, Morocco.

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Zoroastrian music

Zoroastrian music is a genre of religious music that accompanies religious and traditional rites among the Zoroastrian people.

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Zoroastrianism, or more natively Mazdayasna, is one of the world's oldest extant religions, which is monotheistic in having a single creator god, has dualistic cosmology in its concept of good and evil, and has an eschatology which predicts the ultimate destruction of evil.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_music

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