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- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 26.55
Represents an attempt to provide objective criteria and analytical frameworks by which the quality and function of contemporary congregational music can be assessed. This book also considers how well modern music is serving the modern church, and also how effectively it is operating as a musical form in the secular culture that surrounds it. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 26.99
Part I: The Scole Grandi. 1. For the Honor of God: The Origin and Nature of the Scoli Grandi. 2. Gathering Together: Ritual and Ceremony at the Scoli Grandi. 3. Singing for the Souls of Brothers: Musical Beginnings to the early 15th century. 4. Singing Praies to the Lord: The Early Use of Professional Musicians, 1445-1500. 5. The Best in the City:... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 124.99
Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church is a musical ethnography of a religious community. After the end of socialism, different ethnic groups in Hungary harbored antagonism toward one another. In one Pentecostal church in Pecs, Hungary, however, both Hungarians and Roma (Gypsies) worshipped and made music together. Three musical... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
Roman Catholic church music in England served the needs of a vigorous, vibrant and multi-faceted community that grew from about 70,000 to 1.7 million people during the long nineteenth century. This book provides a framework of the main aspects of Catholic Church music in this period showing how and why it developed in the way it did. Dr Muir sets the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 139.99
In this book, a follow-up to his 1996 monograph Celestial Sirens, Robert Kendrick examines the cultural contexts of music in early-modern Milan. This book describes the churches and palaces that served as performance spaces in Milan, analyzes the power structures in the city, discusses the devotional rites of the Milanese, and explores the connections... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 54.99
The offertory has played a crucial role in recent vigorous debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. Its elaborate solo verses are among the most splendid of chant melodies, yet the verses ceased to be performed in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, making them among the least known and studied members of the repertory. Rebecca Maloy now offers... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00
Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 29.00
This book is a companion volume to Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua I. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00
How do text and melody relate in western liturgical chant? Is the music simply an abstract vehicle for the text, or does it articulate textual structure and meaning? These questions are addressed here through a case study of the second-mode tracts, length more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 65.00
The Moravians, or Bohemian Brethren, early Protestants who settled in Pennsylvania and North Carolina in the eighteenth century, brought a musical repertoire that included hymns, sacred vocal works accompanied by chamber orchestra, and instrumental music more...