Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dichotomies

There are two kinds of Church music:
  • sacred
  • utility
or is it:
  • elevating
  • subsumable
or is it:
  • perduring
  • ephemeral
or is it:
  • Word-driven
  • meter-driven
or is it:
  •  vertical (theologically, i.e., meant to aspire towards God's beauty)
  • horizontal (theologically, i.e., meant to reflect the anthropology of the assembly)
or is it:
  • horizontal (musically, i.e. based on melody)
  • vertical (musically, i.e. based on chordal progressions, i.e. written at the piano)