The A to Z of Sacred Music

by Joseph P. Swain

Part of the The A to Z Guide Series Series

The A to Z of Sacred Music Synopsis

The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, instruments, fundamental documents and sources, significant places, and important musical compositions.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810876217
Publication date: 9th April 2010
Author: Joseph P. Swain
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Sacred & religious music,

About Joseph P. Swain

Joseph P. Swain has taught music history and theory at Phillips Academy and Colgate University for more than 25 years. He writes music criticism and critical theory and performs regularly as church organist, violist, and choir director.

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