Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Church Music

Church Music, a term used to denote anthems, hymns, psalms, voluntaries, and the like - in short, any kind of music which, by reason of its solemnity, is considered fit to be employed in public worship. Opinions as to what is or is not fit for church music differ, and have differed, in different ages, countries, and churches. What is approved of, for example, in some foreign churches, would give the greatest scandal if employed in a Scottish Presbyterian church.