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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • "Mek Some Noise"by Timothy Rommen

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    "Mek Some Noise" , Timothy Rommen?s ethnographic study of Trinidadian gospel music, engages the multiple musical styles circulating in the nation?s Full Gospel community and illustrates the carefully negotiated and contested spaces that they occupy in relationship to questions of identity. By exploring gospelypso, jamoo ("Jehovah?s music"), gospel... 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$ 27.00

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Marilyn Manson Factsby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    Are you the world's biggest Marilyn Manson fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about the controversial frontman?If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about everything, from how Marilyn got started in the music business to his personal life, awards he has won, unusual objects he is said... more...

  • A Paradise of Priestsby Catherine Saucier

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00

    Embraces an all-encompassing interdisciplinary methodology to uncover the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals in music, rituals, and hagiographic writing celebrating the origins and identity of a major clerical center. more...