Religious music : What language?

European   Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:38 pm GMT
I hate Brazilian Portgugues it reminds me of the viados who live in my country :-)
Chris   Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:50 pm GMT

Sure youre not serious man

You cant hate tha beautiful language

I do luv tha! So i don mind ur opinion

Fuck u
savant   Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:52 pm GMT
Amongst the most important religious languages I'd like to recall Classic Arabic, Pali, Aramaic, Hebrew and Sanskrit.
Fung   Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:19 pm GMT
The best sounding language for religious music is Chinese.

Especially with the irregular use of percussion.
Hj   Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:23 pm GMT
The best sounding language for religious music is Chinese.

MMhhhh... I am imagining Pergolesi, Mozart, Beethoven, Palestrina etc. in chinese instead of Latin.... beautiful!
LL   Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:34 pm GMT
I think musical line goes along with language. Sometimes music works in translation, and sometimes it doesn't. Mozart was multilingual, I believe, but an interesting question could be this: Aside from musical line in instrumental music, what effect did choice of language have on melodic line in vocal or choral music by Mozart?

It is no secret that Chinese people like to sing. Well, it is not a secret in Asia anyway. On the other hand, I just don't see it-Pergolesi done in Mandarin and why that would be MORE beautiful? Maybe it is beautiful, but why more?

You came up with the idea, so let's hear why you think it would be more beautiful. Please don't say it's because it's your native language. What specific elements would make it more beautiful?
English   Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:52 pm GMT
Italian is wonderful for Opera
Wagner   Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:15 pm GMT
^ But German is the best!
art   Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:17 pm GMT
Holy cow, listening to those Brazilian videos I am amazed by how much it sounds like Chinese when sung!
Greta   Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:06 pm GMT
Listen to Brazilian music and it sounds very sweet and actually remembers anything like the Latin
CommonAswhole   Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:33 pm GMT
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti monster is in English. As a Pastafarian I do believe English is the language of his Noodly Appendage!
Shuimo   Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:49 pm GMT
Chinese! The language in which all the best Communist songs are written! Praise Communism! Praise the Cultural Revolution!
J.C.   Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:58 pm GMT
I've heard praise and worship in many languages including Japanese but in my opinion NO LANGUAGE beats Spanish and Portuguese in terms of surrender to God.

My favorite artists are Marcos Witt (sings in Spanish and is a pastor in ) and pastor André Valadão.

Marcos Witt:

André Valadão:

Since today it's easter I found this touching song called "Via dolorosa":

May the Lord bless you!!
J.C.   Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:06 pm GMT
Sorry that I let a paragraph incomplete. I wanted to write that Marcos Witt is a pastor at a hispanic church in Texas (If I'm not wrong in San Antonio).

Dios los bendiga/Deus abençoe
J.C.   Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:38 pm GMT
Oops, I almost forgot that Koreans sing from all their heart and that reminds me I HAVE TO visit Korean again!!!

Koreans are the closest people to Brazilians in my opinion :D