This is the fascinating story of music. How it started with a song and became one of our most beloved arts. Learn how early composers added modal rhythm to religious chants and turned them into something greater. Discover how the printing press standardized music and helped it spread across the globe. Witness the birth of musical theater, opera, and classical music and the explosion of popular freeform music such as rhapsodies and preludes.
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This essay comes from the NPR series This I Believe, which features brief personal reflections from both famous and unknown Americans. The pieces that make up the series compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
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In this edition: "Instapundit" Glenn Reynolds on the decentralization of information and power; Robert Levy on the dubious legality of warrant-less wiretaps; Andrew Sullivan on the Bush administration's troubling ideology; Jerry Taylor on using technology to prevent an oil crisis; Michael Barone on making American elections more competitive; and featured contributor Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.
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