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  • Performing al-Andalusby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    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...

  • Worship Wars in Early Lutheranismby Joseph Herl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism traces the path of music and congregational song in the Lutheran church from the Reformation to 1800, to show how it acquired its reputation as the "singing church." more...

  • Inside the Offertoryby Rebecca Maloy

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 64.99

    The offertory has played a key role in the recent debates about the origins of Gregorian chant. This book offers a comprehensive study of the offertory, considering the music, lyrics, and liturgical history to shed new light on its origins and chronology. more...

  • The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Agesby Margot E. Fassler; Rebecca A. Baltzer

    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...

  • Holy Brotherhoodby Barbara Rose Lange

    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...

  • Divas in the Conventby Craig A. Monson

    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...

  • Thomas Tallis and his Music in Victorian Englandby Suzanne Cole

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 99.00

    A survey of the huge importance of Thomas Tallis, the `Father of Church Music', on Victorian musical life. more...

  • The Civic Museby Frank A. D'Accone

    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...

  • The Lord's Song in a Strange Landby Jeffrey A. Summit

    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...

  • The Life of the Fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781)by Geoffrey W Rice

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 209.95

    This study presents Rochford’s important and substantial contribution to Britain’s eighteenth century foreign policy in the context of his times while unfolding the interaction between his career and personal life. The study also offers the first detailed account of the domestic work of a British secretary of state before the 1782 division... more...