WALKING THE WAY

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walking "the way everlasting".

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Where did archipelago?

“A capella” is a Latin term which was brought into English usage (via Italian, which spells it "a cappella"). We use it to refer to singing without instrumental accompaniment. A cappella literally means “in the chapel” or “of the chapel”, as church music originally was distinctively different to music outside church, and for good reason. A key characteristic of church music for about six centuries was that it did not use musical instruments—hence, the meaning of the term a cappella—and historians say that use of musical instruments in churches only became prevalent in the last 300 years. A simpler English word for a cappella is “singing” — just plain singing. Singing is a human trait. We

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