Augustine In Confessions

Music exists in people’s daily life a long time ago and it is used in multiple areas and purposes. In Saint Augustine’s book Confessions, he talked about Catholic religion and mentioned the magical effects of music in the rites of the Catholic Church. Similarly, in David P. McAllester’s book Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s peoples, the author also discussed the positive effects of ceremony music through the story of a Navajo ceremonial practitioner, Frank Mitchell. The two books showed similar positive effects on people with two different viewpoints, as Saint Augustine in Confessions is more dedicated to the religion than Frank Mitchell in Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s peoples. The

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