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  • Senza Vestimentaby 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 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...

  • 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$ 8.25

    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...

  • 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...

  • "Majestas Mariae"by Christiane Wiesenfeldt

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 55.28

    Die Geschichte der musikalischen Marienverehrung ist so alt wie das Christentum selbst. Mit ihr verbanden sich Ansprüche aus der Volksfrömmigkeit ebenso wie aus der Institution Kirche: eine spannende und spannungsvolle Mischung, die Komponisten über Jahrhunderte inspirierte. Auch in die Messe hielt die Marienverehrung symbolisch Einzug. Sie schlug... more...

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

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2013; US$ 24.89

    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...

  • Liederkunde zum Evangelischen Gesangbuch. Heft 18by Wolfgang Herbst; Ilsabe Seibt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 15.57

    Kommentare zu: EG 156 Komm, Heiliger Geist, erfüll die Herzen EG 170 Komm, Herr, segne uns EG 175 Ausgang und Eingang EG 196 Herr, für dein Wort sei hoch gepreist EG 202 Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam EG 207 Nun schreib ins Buch des Lebens EG 216 Du hast uns Leib und Seel gespeist EG 230 Scha ffe mir, Gott, ein reines Herze EG 238 Herr, vor dein... more...