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    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

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    I really love Allison Krauss even if she is a christian­čÖé Some of my best friends are Christian!

    Here is the one I heard long ago by Doc Watson and his buddies Clint Howard and Fred Price whom he played with back when he was just getting famous in the late 50's and early 60's.

    Amazing musician, guitar player, singer more amazing that he is blind.

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    YouTube&feature=related
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    09 Jul '11 21:26
    I'm sure they do. Just not in English.
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    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I'm sure they do. Just not in English.
    They don't, I lived in the middle east for 3 years and all I ever heard was single singers singing out on a loudspeaker for prayer time. Never heard Muslim choir music. Doesn't mean it didn't exist of course, but I never heard it or heard of it.

    Here is a Bulgarian choir singing a christmas song:

    YouTube

    Beautiful!

    Bulgarians can really sing! Here is one about shepherds getting buried in a mountain:

    YouTube&feature=related

    Muslims are missing out on a whole art form. Why?
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    09 Jul '11 23:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

    http://www.youtube.com/ ...[text shortened]... .

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtrIH6tvmM&feature=related
    Well, the current popularity of communal sing-song worship is completely alien to the longer Christian tradition. It was simply not common to have the congregation sing together during the liturgy, except obviously when the credo is chanted. In Catholicism, singing was generally reserved either to the choir which would be behind the altar rails, although there may be male and female choristers in the loft above. The congregation may sing hymns after the completion of the liturgy though. In Orthodox churches, in contrast it was and remains quite uncommon even to have a choir. Usually one man chants with the rest of the choir chanting only at select points. It is easy to see a lot of similarities between Orthodox and Islamic chant.

    In short, the Islamic chant you hear is just something retained from early Eastern religious music, something similar to Orthodox liturgical chant.
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    10 Jul '11 01:47
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

    http://www.youtube.com/ ...[text shortened]... .

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtrIH6tvmM&feature=related
    Listened to both, enjoyed them both too.
    Thank you very much.
    Kelly
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    10 Jul '11 01:52
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Why don't muslims sing religious songs together?
    Do you reckon your generalizing question applies to the people in the world's largest Muslim majority country?
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    10 Jul '11 01:52
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Well, the current popularity of communal sing-song worship is completely alien to the longer Christian tradition. It was simply not common to have the congregation sing together during the liturgy, except obviously when the credo is chanted. In Catholicism, singing was generally reserved either to the choir which would be behind the altar rails, alth ...[text shortened]... ing retained from early Eastern religious music, something similar to Orthodox liturgical chant.
    You need to find a good Pentecostal church, the singing that goes on there will
    lift your soul. I've gone to a couple where the music incredible, both were
    Assembly of God churches. The church we go to now has a lot of talent and
    good music, but it isn't the same.
    Kelly
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    10 Jul '11 02:071 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

    http://www.youtube.com/ .

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtrIH6tvmM&feature=related
    YouTube

    One of my favorites along the same style you posted.
    I like rock'en roll style typically, but when the music is good, it is good.
    Kelly
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    10 Jul '11 02:09
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    You need to find a good Pentecostal church, the singing that goes on there will
    lift your soul. I've gone to a couple where the music incredible, both were
    Assembly of God churches. The church we go to now has a lot of talent and
    good music, but it isn't the same.
    Kelly
    Well, personally, I think's a bit irreligious to go to church to enjoy the music. That should hardly be an important point in deciding which church to go to. Personally though I do like Gregorian and Byzantine chants.
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    10 Jul '11 02:11
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Well, personally, I think's a bit irreligious to go to church to enjoy the music. That should hardly be an important point in deciding which church to go to. Personally though I do like Gregorian and Byzantine chants.
    I don't go to just enjoy the music, if that were the case I'd still be going to
    another church. That said, the music is better is some places than it is in
    others. It helps when you have something worth singing about!
    Kelly
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    10 Jul '11 04:02
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

    http://www.youtube.com/ ...[text shortened]... .

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtrIH6tvmM&feature=related
    We will convert you with our music.

    Mwhahahahah.

    Edit: If you play the music backward you will hear the words, "Vote GOP, vote GOP, vote GOP".
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    10 Jul '11 05:16
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Just wondered. As much as I revile Christians, they can make some good music:

    Like this, a take off of an old gospel song I heard sung by Doc Watson, Down in the Valley to pray, in this case Down in the River to pray, from the movie Brother where art though but live with Allison Krauss and choir: (After the chicken commercial­čÖü

    http://www.youtube.com/ ...[text shortened]... .

    Down in the Valley to pray:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMtrIH6tvmM&feature=related
    Thanks. I think of "comfort" when I hear these songs.
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    10 Jul '11 05:26
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Well, personally, I think's a bit irreligious to go to church to enjoy the music. That should hardly be an important point in deciding which church to go to. Personally though I do like Gregorian and Byzantine chants.
    Ah, then what should one be looking for when shopping for a religion? A price tag? The warranty? A warranty would be nice. Something like: "This religion is guaranteed to be the ONE TRUE RELIGION that will get you into heaven or your money back."
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    11 Jul '11 01:25
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Well, personally, I think's a bit irreligious to go to church to enjoy the music. That should hardly be an important point in deciding which church to go to. Personally though I do like Gregorian and Byzantine chants.
    Have you ever been in church that makes worship *singing/music* a major part of its service?
    Kelly
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    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Have you ever been in church that makes worship *singing/music* a major part of its service?
    Kelly
    Singing and music is a major part of almost every Christian service.
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