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  • Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation Englandby Dr Jonathan Willis; Professor Euan Cameron; Professor Bruce Gordon; Dr Bridget Heal; Professor Roger A Mason; Professor Amy Nelson Burnett; Dr Andrew Pettegree; Professor Kaspar von Greyerz; Professor Alec Ryrie; Dr Felicity Heal; Dr Karin Maag

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    '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 relationship between the practice of religious music and the complex process of Protestant identity formation. Hearing was of vital importance in the early modern period, and music was... more...

  • The Color of Soundby John Burdick

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    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... more...

  • English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Centuryby Revd Dr Martin Thomas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the stylistic development of English cathedral music during a period of liturgical upheaval, looking at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, leading church music figures and organisations to music and liturgy. Arguments that were advanced for retaining an archaic style in cathedral music are considered, including... more...

  • Gottesklängeby Jochen Arnold; Folkert Fendler; Verena Grüter; Jochen Kaiser

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 22.70

    Der Band »Gottesklänge« bietet die Dokumentation dreier Tagungen zur (Kirchen-)Musik aus dem Michaeliskloster Hildesheim ? Evangelisches Zentrum für Gottesdienst und Kirchenmusik (2012). Die interdisziplinären Beiträge aus Musikwissenschaft, Medizin, Psychologie, Kirchenmusik und Theologie spannen einen weiten Bogen. Teil I geht der Frage... more...

  • A History of Chinese Christian Hymnodyby Fang-Lan Hsieh

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 149.95

    This work examines the important hymnals that shaped Chinese hymnody and the hymnists who made significant contributions. The hymns written by Chinese authors and composers are discussed in the light of their Christian context, poetic forms, imagery, Chinese music styles and musical idiom. more...

  • Holy Brotherhoodby Barbara Rose Lange

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 144.99

    Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church is a musical ethnography of a religious community. After the end of socialism, different ethnic groups in Hungary harbored antagonism toward one another. In one Pentecostal church in Pecs, Hungary, however, both Hungarians and Roma (Gypsies) worshipped and made music together. Three musical... 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...

  • Honoring God and the Cityby Jonathan Glixon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 26.99

    Part I: The Scole Grandi. 1. For the Honor of God: The Origin and Nature of the Scoli Grandi. 2. Gathering Together: Ritual and Ceremony at the Scoli Grandi. 3. Singing for the Souls of Brothers: Musical Beginnings to the early 15th century. 4. Singing Praies to the Lord: The Early Use of Professional Musicians, 1445-1500. 5. The Best in the City:... more...

  • I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!by Laura Clawson

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp isn?t performed but participated in, ideally in large gatherings where, as the a cappella singers face each other around a hollow square, the massed voices take on a moving... more...

  • Inside the Offertoryby Rebecca Maloy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 64.99

    The offertory has played a crucial role in recent vigorous debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. Its elaborate solo verses are among the most splendid of chant melodies, yet the verses ceased to be performed in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, making them among the least known and studied members of the repertory. Rebecca Maloy now offers... more...