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Sacred & religious music

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sacred & religious music category. Presented with a red border are the Sacred & religious music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sacred & religious music books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cerddoriaeth Gorawl Grefyddol a'r Symffoni 1730-1910

Cerddoriaeth Gorawl Grefyddol a'r Symffoni 1730-1910

Author: Delyth Medi Lloyd, Sioned Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

William Billings of Boston Eighteenth-Century Composer

William Billings of Boston Eighteenth-Century Composer

Author: David McKay, Richard Crawford Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

The foremost American musician of the eighteenth century, William Billings wrote more than three hundred compositions and six musical collections at a time when Americans were singing almost nothing but British music. In this study, David McKay and Richard Crawford depict the man, his music, and his place in the tradition of American psalmody. The authors examine Billings' methods, innovations, and interaction with the Boston society in which he lived, placing overall emphasis on his influence on American Protestant sacred music. David McKay is Associate Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Richard Crawford is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Andrew Law, American Psalmodist (Northwestern, 1968). Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

William Billings of Boston Eighteenth-Century Composer

William Billings of Boston Eighteenth-Century Composer

Author: David McKay, Richard Crawford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2019

The foremost American musician of the eighteenth century, William Billings wrote more than three hundred compositions and six musical collections at a time when Americans were singing almost nothing but British music. In this study, David McKay and Richard Crawford depict the man, his music, and his place in the tradition of American psalmody. The authors examine Billings' methods, innovations, and interaction with the Boston society in which he lived, placing overall emphasis on his influence on American Protestant sacred music. David McKay is Associate Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Richard Crawford is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Andrew Law, American Psalmodist (Northwestern, 1968). Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor Musical Authority, Cultural Investment

The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor Musical Authority, Cultural Investment

Author: Judah M. Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The Making of a Reform Jewish Cantor provides an unprecedented look into the meaning of attaining musical authority among American Reform Jews at the turn of the twenty-first century. How do aspiring cantors adapt traditional musical forms to the practices of contemporary American congregations? What is the cantor's role in American Jewish religious life today? Judah M. Cohen follows cantorial students at the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, over the course of their training, as they prepare to become modern Jewish musical leaders. Opening a window on the practical, social, and cultural aspects of aspiring to musical authority, this book provides unusual insights into issues of musical tradition, identity, gender, community, and high and low musical culture.

The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue, Volume 3A The Sabbath Eve Service

The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue, Volume 3A The Sabbath Eve Service

Author: Sholom Kalib Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

The Sabbath Eve Service, a three-book set, is to date the most comprehensive annotated anthology of authentic musical liturgy of the Eastern European synagogue Friday night Shabbat service. Part of a projected five-volume set, this series is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of Eastern European synagogue music, a legacy that represents both the spiritual and artistic core of Jewish life and history. Passed down in the form of oral tradition, over time it inspired prodigious musical creativity resulting in a vast repertoire of cantorial and choral compositions. With The Sabbath Eve Service, Kalib is rescuing that segment of this cherished heritage, making it accessible for generations to come.

Music in the Culture of Northern Afghanistan

Music in the Culture of Northern Afghanistan

Author: Mark Slobin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Aspects of Orality and Formularity in Gregorian Chant

Aspects of Orality and Formularity in Gregorian Chant

Author: Theodore Karp Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2019

A study of medieval monophonic music. The text focuses on its movement away from the concept of chants as products and towards the idea of chants as processes. The essays are loosely connected through their bearing on one or more of three themes: the role of orality in the transmission of chants circa 700-1400; varying degrees of stability or instability in the transmission of chant; and the role of the formula in the construction of chant.

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

Author: Allan Rohan Crite Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

One of the best loved of the American spirituals is here interpreted by an artist whose birthright is an authentic understanding of the spirituals. He gives us that understanding in terms of an art having all the appeal of the Negro's conception of religion in its narrative quality, its close emotional identification with religious ideas and events, and its simplicity of feeling. The thirty-nine black-and-white drawings which compose the drama are not illustrations in the usual sense of visual elaborations of a text, but are rather a translation from musical rhythm into visual rhythm. Where the sung spiritual creates cumulative dramatic tension by repeated variations of a musical phrase, the artist lays increasing stress on the central idea of a pictorial sequence, each drawing dependent for its full power on its relation to those preceding and following it. Human figures have been used as symbols depicting the various shadings and accents of the great story as it is suggested by the words and music of the spiritual. The main motif is that of Christ; the secondary motifs or accompaniments are the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. John, with the chorus in the background. Throughout, the spirit is reverent, and there is, as the changing text of the spiritual demands, a subtle and inevitable change from realism to symbolism. Artistically the drawings are simple, with an unusual vitality and strength characteristic of this artist's skillful brushwork, which is bold or delicate as the subject matter demands. Crite's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the country and is represented in many collections.

Carols From King's

Carols From King's

Author: Alexandra Coghlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

The exquisite sound of a lone chorister singing Once in Royal David's City amid the candlelit chapel of King's College, Cambridge, marks the start of the Christmas festivities for millions of people round the globe. Broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Eve, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols provides a precious moment of tranquillity amongst the bustle of the festive season. Take a journey through the fascinating history of carols, from the very first - sung by the angels to the shepherds at Bethlehem - to anecdotes from contemporary King's choristers. Learn how carols have evolved from pagan songs to become one of our nation's most sacred treasures. Accompanied by lyrics and music and compiled in conjunction with Radio 4 and King's College Chapel, Carols From King's is the official companion for fans of Christmas and carols alike.

Triumphant Songs

Triumphant Songs

Author: Edwin Othello Excell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined

Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined

Author: John R Sweney, W G Fisher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2019

The Congregational Psalmist

The Congregational Psalmist

Author: Henry Allon, Henry John Gauntlett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2019