- Metrical psalters
- Contemporary Christian music
Christian music are kind of music which composed to express religious beliefs related to Christianity. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely around the world. Purpose of singing Christian music can be aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or with a positive message as an entertainment product.
Chant is speaking in melodic way, they are base on one or two main pitches called reciting tones. Chants diversity is very wide which includes simple melody involving a limited set of notes to highly complex musical structures. Chant may be considered speech, music, or a heightened or stylized form of speech. They are mostly used in Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox churches.
Metrical psalters are bible translation form which contain metrical translations of all or part of the Book of Psalms in vernacular poetry, meant to be sung as hymns in a church. Some metrical psalters include melodies or even harmonization. The composition of metrical psalters was a large enterprise of the Protestant Reformation thus, metrical psalters mostly used in reformed churches, and Anabaptists.
Hymns are reformation types of the normative principle of worship, produced a burst of hymn writing and congregational singing. Martin Luther was not only a reformer but also notable as author of hymns including “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”), “Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ” (“Praise be to You, Jesus Christ”), and many others. Luther and his followers often used their hymns, or chorales, to teach tenets of the faith to worshipers. Hymns Mostly used by Protestant churches, principally Lutheran, Methodist, and Hussite traditions, but in some areas also by Roman Catholic and Anabaptists.
Contemporary Christian music
From the latter half of the 20th century to the present day in Western Christendom—especially in the United States and in other countries with evangelical churches—various genres of music originally often related to pop rock, have been created under the label of Contemporary Christian Music (“CCM”) for home-listening and concert use. Christian pop or gospel in a generalized form are relatively new musical movements and have now evolved into a large number of musical genres by region that comes in a Christian context.
Nowadays Christian music play through most available media. Christian music is broadcast over the radio, television, or the Internet. Christian Albums and video recordings have been increasingly more popular and have continued to increase in sales.
Singing or playing music for religious purposes has come from the past, Christians missionaries were using music to promote their faith. Today different genres of Christian music are popular in churches and made a profitable business.