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  • 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$ 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...

  • A Paradise of Priestsby CatherineSaucier

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the "priestly paradise" of medieval Liège, sacred music became a pervasive and versatile medium by which the clergy promoted the holy status of their city. While this hotbed of female piety and Eucharistic devotion is recognized as a center of liturgical innovation, the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals voiced in locally composed... more...

  • Music as Prayerby Thomas H. Troeger

    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...

  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Timothy Duguid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... 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...

  • Women, the Recited Qur?an, and Islamic Music in Indonesiaby Anne Rasmussen

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced... more...

  • Songs of Seoulby Nicholas Harkness

    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...