it would be tedious, dearly beloved, were I to recount every episode from the history of the Psalms, especially since it is necessary now to offer something from the New Testament and confirmation of the Old, lest one think the ministry of psalmody to be forbidden inasmuch as many of the usages of the Old Law have been abolished. For those things that are carnal have been rejected, circumcision for example, and the observance of the [Jewish] Sabbath, sacrifices, discrimination among foods, as well as trumpets, citharas, cymbals, and timpana (all of which are now understood to reside in the bodily members of man, and there better to sound).
Niceta of Remesiana, On The Benefit of Psalmody in Oliver Strunk and Leo Treitler, ed. Source Readings in Music History (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1950, repr. 1998), 130.