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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...

  • 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...

  • Liederkunde zum Evangelischen Gesangbuch, Heft 16by Wolfgang Herbst; Ilsabe Seibt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 14.44

    Kommentare zu:EG 169 Der Gottesdienst soll fröhlich seinEG 222 Im Frieden deinEG 267 Herr, du hast darum gebetetEG 288 Nun jauchzt dem Herrn, alle WeltEG 294 Nun saget Dank und lobt den HerrenEG 320 Nun lasst uns Gott, dem HerrenEG 321 Nun danket alle GottEG 326 Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten GutEG 372 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetanEG 385 Mir nach,... more...

  • Polyphone Messen im 15. und 16. Jahrhundertby Daniel Glowotz; Jürgen Heidrich; Andrea Ammendola

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 47.31

    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 eine wirkungsvolle... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...