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- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 54.10
Hauptbeschreibung Die polyphone Messe galt von der Mitte des 15. bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts in der praktischen Musikausübung und ihrer theoretischen Reflexion als die zentrale Ausdrucksform der abendländischen Kunstmusik, innerhalb derer sich die maßgeblichen kompositorischen Entwicklungen vollzogen. Um 1500 reifte zudem die Sensibilität für... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 59.95
Richard Wilburs 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. Wilburs text combines the attributes of a text for congregational and choral... more...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
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 involved... more...
- Jacana Media 2012; US$ 19.99
Kelly Khumalo is an award-winning kwaito star who rose to national fame at the age of 21: the shining star who, after a string of bad decisions and relationships, soon lost her shine. The book tracks the life and times of the fallen township pop princess, her plummet from grace, disastrous relationships with men, her addiction to cocaine, and finally... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99
Music as Prayer explores the spiritual and theological character of church music. Author Thomas H. Troeger--a theologian, preacher, poet and flutist-traces how making and listening to music can be an act of prayer, a way of sensing the irrepressible resilience of the divine vitalities, in down-to-earth language that everyone can enjoy. The book employs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
Investigating the place of music in Soviet society during the eras of Lenin and Stalin, this book examines the different strategies adopted by composers and musicians in their attempts to carve out careers in a rapidly evolving society, and discusses the role of music in Soviet society and people's lives, and shows how political ideology proved an... more...