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History of the Papacy Podcast

with Scott Rank

Episode 70 The Church in the Dark Ages Pt 8 Early Church Music

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Description: Today we talk with Søren Skovbakke, a graduate student in music who is also concentrating in Christian Church history. Søren introduces us to one of the most fascinating topics in early Church history, the development of Church music, chant, psalmody and hymnography. We will learn about basic building blocks, which will lead us to examine many more topics in the development of Church music.
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Delfic hymn to Apollo from 130BC" rel="noopener">

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One of the oldest liturgical chant still in use: The Nicene Creed set to music" rel="noopener">

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“Procession of the King” Kevin MacLeod (
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March 04, 2018
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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