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  • Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britainby Dr Martin Clarke; Professor Bennett Zon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The interrelationship of music and theology is a burgeoning area of scholarship in which conceptual issues have been explored by musicologists and theologians including Jeremy Begbie, Quentin Faulkner and Jon Michael Spencer. Their important work has opened up opportunities for focussed, critical studies of the ways in which music and theology can... more...

  • Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theologyby Zoe C. Sherinian

    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...

  • Music in Kenyan Christianityby Jean Ngoya Kidula

    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...

  • Sonic Spaces of the Karooby Marie Jorritsma

    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...

  • 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...

  • “In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me”by Nancy Carol James

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    In this study Dr. Nancy C. James analyzes the symbolism in Josiah Conder's poetic hymn, the expression of his beliefs and the notion of prevenient theology that motivated Conder. 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...

  • A Stable-Lamp is Lightedby Robert B Pierce

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    Richard Wilbur’s lyric “A Stable-Lamp is Lighted,” originally written to be sung chorally at a candlelight service at Wesleyan University in 1958, is both a much admired poem sung by church choirs in Advent and Christmas concerts and a successful hymn text. Wilbur’s text combines the attributes of a text for congregational and choral... 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...

  • Mixing Musicsby Maureen Jackson

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    This book traces the mixing of musical forms and practices in Istanbul to illuminate multiethnic music-making and its transformations across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It focuses on the Jewish religious repertoire known as the Maftirim, which developed in parallel with "secular" Ottoman court music. Through memoirs, personal interviews,... more...