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  • Inside the Offertoryby Rebecca Maloy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Downhome Gospelby Jerrilyn McGregory

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs.... more...

  • Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua: Volume 2by Iain Fenlon

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 29.00

    This book is a companion volume to Music and Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Mantua I. more...

  • Medieval Liturgical Chant and Patristic Exegesisby Emma Hornby

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00

    A sensitive and detailed investigation of the complex relationship between text and music in medieval chant. more...

  • The Music of the Moravian Church in Americaby Nola Reed Knouse

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 65.00

    The Moravians, or Bohemian Brethren, early Protestants who settled in Pennsylvania and North Carolina in the eighteenth century, brought a musical repertoire that included hymns, sacred vocal works accompanied by chamber orchestra, and instrumental music more...

  • Sonic Spaces of the Karooby Marie Jorritsma

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 64.50

    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... 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... more...

  • Body Piercing Saved My Lifeby Andrew Beaujon

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    A riveting, in-depth, behind-the-scenes account of the subculture of modern Christian rock music, which saw estimated sales of one billion dollars in 2003 alone 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...