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- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99
The offertory has played a key role in the recent debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. This book offers a comprehensive study of the offertory, considering the music, lyrics, and liturgical history to shed new light on its origins and chronology. more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 33.00
This book is a companion volume to Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua I. more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 41.95
Vodou songs constitute the living memory of Haitian Vodou communities, and song texts are key elements to understanding Haitian culture. Vodou songs form a profound religious and cultural heritage that traverses the past and refreshes the present. Offering a one-of-a-kind research tool on Vodou and its cultural roots in Haiti and pre-Haitian regions, ... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99
Zoe C. Sherinian shows how Christian Dalits (once known as untouchables or outcastes) in southern India have employed music to protest social oppression and as a vehicle of liberation. Her focus is on the life and theology of a charismatic composer and leader, Reverend J. Theophilus Appavoo, who drew on Tamil folk music to create a distinctive form... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
This sensitive study is a historical, cultural, and musical exploration of Christian religious music among the Logooli of Western Kenya. It describes how new musical styles developed through contact with popular radio and other media from abroad and became markers of the Logooli identity and culture. Jean Ngoya Kidula narrates this history of a community... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 65.50
Sonic Spaces of the Karoo is a pioneering study of the sacred music of three coloured (the apartheid designation for people "not white or native") people's church congregations in the rural town of Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. Jorritsma's fieldwork involves an investigation of the choruses, choir music, and hymns of the Karoo region to present... more...