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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 62.49

    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...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 20.82

    HauptbeschreibungKommentare zu:EG 156 Komm, Heiliger Geist, erfüll die HerzenEG 170 Komm, Herr, segne unsEG 175 Ausgang und EingangEG 196 Herr, für dein Wort sei hoch gepreistEG 202 Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kamEG 207 Nun schreib ins Buch des LebensEG 216 Du hast uns Leib und Seel gespeistEG 230 Scha ffe mir, Gott, ein reines HerzeEG 238 Herr,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Portobello Voicesby Blanche Girouard

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Portobello Market has been going since 1860. It boasts the largest antiques street market in the world, is a source of inspiration for fashion designers, photographers, novelists, song writers and film directors, receives over a million visitors a year... and is at risk. Discover what really lies behind the hustle and bustle of market life. Blanche... more...