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  • Mixing Musicsby Maureen Jackson

    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...

  • 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...

  • Singing in My Soulby Jerma A. Jackson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    Black gospel music grew from obscure nineteenth-century beginnings to become the leading style of sacred music in black American communities after World War II. Jerma A. Jackson traces the music's unique history, profiling the careers of several singers--particularly Sister Rosetta Tharpe--and demonstrating the important role women played in popularizing... 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...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 52.36

    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...

  • Music and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Britainby Martin Clarke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    This collection of essays explores the interrelationship of music and theology in relation to the religious, musical and social history of nineteenth-century Britain. The book examines the role of music in the diverse religious life of a century that encompassed the Oxford Movement, Catholic Emancipation, religious revivals involving many different... more...

  • Gottesklängeby Jochen Arnold; Folkert Fendler; Verena Grüter; Jochen Kaiser

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 26.48

    Der Band »Gottesklänge« bietet die Dokumentation dreier Tagungen zur (Kirchen-)Musik aus dem Michaeliskloster Hildesheim ? Evangelisches Zentrum für Gottesdienst und Kirchenmusik (2012). Die interdisziplinären Beiträge aus Musikwissenschaft, Medizin, Psychologie, Kirchenmusik und Theologie spannen einen weiten Bogen. Teil I geht der Frage... 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...