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  • Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Traditionby Joyce L. Irwin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    In this current work, Foretastes of Heavenly Music: Johann Mattheson and Christoph Raupach on Music in Time and Eternity , Irwin provides translations and commentary for two eighteenth-century texts that illuminate the musico-theological foundation underlying the work of Lutheran composers such as Bach and Telemann. more...

  • Singing The Glory Downby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Singing the Glory Down , William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who... more...

  • Apostles of Rockby Jay R. Howard; John M. Streck

    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...

  • Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Songby Dr Lauren McGuire Jennings

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long noted by musicologists, but until now they have been used to bolster rather than to debunk the notion that so-called 'poesia per musica'... more...

  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Dr 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...

  • Singing Jeremiahby Robert L. Kendrick

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music, Robert L. Kendrick investigates the impact of the music used during the Paschal Triduum on European cultures during the mid-16th century, when... 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...

  • Rock & Religionby Bärbel Harju

    transcript 2014; US$ 26.24

    »Reborn to be wild!« - seit Ende der 1960er Jahre verkünden wiedergeborene Christen diesen Schlachtruf zu den Klängen von Rock- und Popmusik. Heute existiert in den USA nicht nur eine vielfältige und millionenschwere christliche Musikindustrie; auch im musikalischen Mainstream gelingt es christlichen Künstlern zunehmend, sich erfolgreich zu etablieren.... more...

  • Underground Music from the Former USSRby Valeria Tsenova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 76.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bratwurst mit Senf und Seelenheilby Adrian Plass

    Brendow & Sohn 2014; US$ 7.06

    Was sind die zwei wichtigsten Dinge im Leben? Erlösung und ein Sandwich mit lecker duftendem Frühstücksspeck, findet Adrian Plass. In diesem Buch finden Sie heraus, warum. Witzige Definitionen, nachgedichtete Anbetungslieder und die ein oder andere nachdenkliche Bemerkung ergeben eine Mischung, die einen zum Lachen, Weinen und Überlegen bringt ? typisch... more...