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  • Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Traditionby Joyce L. Irwin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 87.99

    In this current work, Foretastes of Heavenly Music: Johann Mattheson and Christoph Raupach on Music in Time and Eternity , Irwin provides translations and commentary for two eighteenth-century texts that illuminate the musico-theological foundation underlying the work of Lutheran composers such as Bach and Telemann. more...

  • The Mystical Power of Musicby Avraham Arieh Trugman

    Ohr Chadash 2005; US$ 7.99

    Music has a mysterious power. It touches the soul and uplifts the spirit. Melodies move us, and songs soothe us ? what is the haunting power granted to music, G-d?s generous gift to mankind? In this book, Rabbi Trugman delves into the different qualities of music and the reasons it exerts such a strong influence upon us. He draws upon a wide array... more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 27.69

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, but also a moving commentary by one set of practising artists on the work of another. more...

  • Vieltönige Musikby Martin Kirnbauer

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 67.99

    Mit mehr als zwölf Tönen - "cela produit vn bel effet"Dieser Band beschreibt anhand von Materialien aus Rom zur Zeit des Barberini-Papstes Urban VIII. (amtierend 1623-1644) ein heute in der Musikgeschichtsschreibung weitgehend vergessenes Phänomen - Vieltönigkeit. Bezeichnet ist damit Musik, die mit mehr als zwölf realen, d.h. mit unterschiedlichen... more...

  • Soviet Music and Society under Lenin and Stalinby Neil Edmunds

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the place of music in Soviet society during the eras of Lenin and Stalin. It examines the different strategies adopted by composers and musicians in their attempts to carve out careers in a rapidly evolving society, discusses the role of music in Soviet society and people's lives, and shows how political ideology proved an inspiration... more...

  • Holy Concord within Sacred Wallsby Colleen Reardon

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 169.99 US$ 152.99

    This volume examines musical culture both inside and outside seventeenth-century Sienese convents. In contrast to earlier studies of Italian convent music, this book draws upon archival sources to reconstruct an ecclesiastical culture that celebrated music internally and shared music freely with the community outside convent walls. Colleen Reardon... more...

  • The Rise of Gospel Bluesby Michael W. Harris

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.00

    Tracing the origin of gospel blues music in the USA, this study outlines the controversy that developed during the 1930s between two church factions: one using the music to nurture a distinct Afro-American culture; the other wanting only assimilation with the dominant Anglo-American culture. more...

  • Open up the Doorsby Mark Evans

    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...

  • Honoring God and the Cityby Jonathan Glixon

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    This is the first detailed history of musical activities at Venetian lay confraternities. Based on over two decades of research in Venetian archives, the book traces musical practices from the origins of the earliest confraternities in the mid-thirteenth century through their suppression under the French and Austrian governments of Venice in the early... more...

  • The Sounds of Milan, 1585-1650by Robert L. Kendrick

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 164.99 US$ 148.49

    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...