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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Songs of Seoul is an ethnographic study of voice in South Korea, where the performance of Western opera, art songs, and choral music is an overwhelmingly Evangelical Christian enterprise. Drawing on fieldwork in churches, concert halls, and schools of music, Harkness argues that the European-style classical voice has become a specifically Christian... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
Apostles of Rock is the first objective, comprehensive examination of the contemporary Christian music phenomenon. Some see CCM performers as ministers or musical missionaries, while others define them as entertainers or artists. This popular musical movement clearly evokes a variety of responses concerning the relationship between Christ and culture.... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99
Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 179.99
The Divine Office--the cycle of daily worship other than the Mass--is the richest source of liturgical texts and music from the Latin Middle Ages. However, its richness, the great diversity of its manuscripts, and its many variations from community to community have made it difficult to study, and it remains largely unexplored terrain. This volume... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 144.99
Challenging the idea of Eastern Europe as an isolated haven for folk culture, this is the first book to look at the musical results of conversions that Romani (Gypsy) people are making worldwide to the Pentecostal religion. Centering on a group of congregations in Hungary, Barbara Rose Lange details how a unique genre of Gypsy gospel music has developed,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00
When eight-year-old Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590?1662) entered one of the preeminent convents in Bologna in 1598, she had no idea what cloistered life had in store for her. Thanks to clandestine instruction from a local maestro di cappella ?and despite the church hierarchy?s vehement opposition to all convent music?Vizzana became the star of the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 78.00
Siena, blessed with neither the aristocratic nor the ecclesiastical patronage enjoyed by music in other northern Italian centers like Florence, nevertheless attracted first-rate composers and performers from all over Europe. As Frank A. D'Accone shows in this scrupulously documented study, policies developed by the town to favor the common good formed... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99
Across the United States, Jews come together every week to sing and pray in a wide variety of worship communities. Through this music, made by and for ordinary folk, these worshippers define and re-define their relationship to the continuity of Jewish tradition and the realities of American life.Combining oral history with an analysis of recordings,... more...