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Southern Gospel album where there is a photo in which there are stairs with a landing that has a rectangle shaped stone with a cross on it

I would like to see a Southern Gospel album where there is a photo in which there are stairs with a landing that has a huge rectangle shaped stone with a cross on it! The women are sitting on the ...
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What is this called in black gospel singing?

What is this called What is this called in black gospel singing when the quartet sings I'm gonna reach then the bass sings (I'm gonna reach) then the quartet sings the other side? This example is on ...
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plagal cadence that has a one voice part glissando on the first chord of the cadence

I've heard the plagal cadence and the other two chord progression cadences before and I love one voice part glissando on a held chord endings and I've never heard of the two being combined together ...
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What is the oldest known Christmas carol, and what is known about it?

Carols go back at least to Medieval Europe, and the form is associated with Christmas, though not exclusive to it. What is the oldest known Christmas carol? What is known about it? Composer? Place of ...
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Where does this Catholic song come from?

This is one of three songs I heard at my church when my parents took me to the Spanish mass. The clip here has the melody of the song, and a basic approximation of the chord structure. I only heard ...
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Why are final “Amen” cadences in choral hymn songs usually written as plagal (IV-I) cadences? [closed]

In choral hymn music, there is usually an "Amen" at the end that is conventionally written as a plagal IV-I cadence. Is there any historical reason of why it is written this way?