- See Kirtana.
Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.
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Chronology — c. 1000 B. C. Rule of King David, traditional author and compiler of the Book of Psalms. c. 420 B. C. Synagogues established; divine service ordained by the Sanhedrin. A. D. 70 Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans; instrumental… … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Hymn — A devotional song. The term, of obscure Greek origin, refers to repertories in every major religion that have the following characteristics: • Texts are sacred but non scriptural strophic poetry. • The melodies, through elements of… … Historical dictionary of sacred music
Kirtana — (Sanskrit, praising ) Karnatic (South Indian) devotional songs dating from the 14th to 16th centuries. Puranda Dasa (1484– 1564), father of Karnatic music, composed them as a means of popularizing his preaching. Kirtana usually employ the… … Historical dictionary of sacred music