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  • 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...

  • A Glimpse of Graceby David Hoffmeister

    Living Miracles Publications 2001; US$ 5.99

    A Glimpse of Grace is a collection of love letters from the Divine, it is a taste of David Hoffmeister's deeply insightful and most liberating early writings. 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...

  • 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$ 144.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Worship Wars in Early Lutheranismby Joseph Herl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Music in the Life of the African Churchby Roberta King; Jean Ngoya Kidula; James R. Krabill

    Baylor University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    During the twentieth century, the number of Christians in Africa grew from an estimated 4 million to more than 300 million. One of the forces that has propelled the church's remarkable growth is its liturgical music, which has been heavily influenced by indigenous musical traditions. This rewarding book takes readers 'inside the music'... 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...

  • Singing in My Soulby Jerma A. Jackson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    Black gospel music grew from obscure nineteenth-century beginnings to become the leading style of sacred music in black American communities after World War II. Jerma A. Jackson traces the music's unique history, profiling the careers of several singers--particularly Sister Rosetta Tharpe--and demonstrating the important role women played in popularizing... more...