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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...

  • No Sympathy for the Devilby David W. Stowe

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 56.50

    No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism more...

  • Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and Englishby Benjamin Hebblethwaite; Joanne Bartley

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 40.95

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    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...