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  • Singing The Glory Downby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Singing the Glory Down , William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • Music Message Das Liederbuchby Michael Püngel; Hanna Fischer

    buch+musik 2015; US$ 9.53

    Die 75 Andachten zu ausgewählten neuen und alten, geistlichen und weltlichen, nachdenklichen und fröhlichen Liedern eignen sich zum Selberlesen, Vorlesen und als Baustein für eigene Andachten. Geschrieben sind sie für Jugendliche ab 13 Jahren - in der Konfirmanden- und Jugendarbeit, im Mitarbeiterteam, bei Freizeiten und vielem mehr. Die Lieder sind... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rise of Gospel Bluesby Michael W. Harris

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Holy Concord within Sacred Wallsby Colleen Reardon

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 169.99

    Holy Chord Within Sacred Walls' examines musical culture both inside and outside 17th-century Sienese convents. The nuns produced motets, lamentations, theatrical plays and even an opera. As a result, the convent became an important cultural centre in Siena that enjoyed the support and encouragement of its clergy and lay community. more...

  • Worship Wars in Early Lutheranismby Joseph Herl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    How important was music to Martin Luther? Drawing on hundreds of liturgical documents, contemporary accounts of services, books on church music, and other sources, Joseph Herl gives readers a vivid sense of what it would have been like to attend a Lutheran church from the 16th to the18th century. 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...