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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 60.00
Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both the dogma and the mystery of religious experience in musical allegory. more...
- Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99
Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for?he had found a new continent. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95
Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England' breaks new ground in the religious history of Elizabethan England through a closely focused study of the role of music and the Reformation. By reintegrating music back into the study of the Elizabethan church, it provides an enriched understanding of the complex process of the formation... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 78.00
Siena, blessed with neither the aristocratic nor the ecclesiastical patronage enjoyed by music in other northern Italian centers like Florence, nevertheless attracted first-rate composers and performers from all over Europe. As Frank A. D'Accone shows in this scrupulously documented study, policies developed by the town to favor the common good formed... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
Throughout Brazil, Afro-Brazilians face widespread racial prejudice. Many turn to religion, with Afro-Brazilians disproportionately represented among Protestants, the fastest-growing religious group in the country. Officially, Brazilian Protestants do not involve themselves in racial politics. Behind the scenes, however, the community is deeply involved... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99
Examines the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century court of Dresden, and the implications of this alliance for the repertoire of sacred art music cultivated there, an influential repertoire that has received only scant attention from scholars. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00
When eight-year-old Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590–1662) entered one of the preeminent convents in Bologna in 1598, she had no idea what cloistered life had in store for her. Thanks to clandestine instruction from a local maestro di cappella —and despite the church hierarchy’s vehement opposition to all convent music—Vizzana... 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...