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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!

Nation of Singing Birds, A - Sermon and Song in Wales and Among the Welsh America

Nation of Singing Birds, A - Sermon and Song in Wales and Among the Welsh America

Author: Ronald Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2021

The history of the Welsh love of hymn singing, and of how hymns and the religious movements and revivals of which they were part fired the Welsh imagination and spread via Welsh emigrants to the religious communities of the USA. -- Welsh Books Council

God Rock, Inc.

God Rock, Inc.

Author: Andrew Mall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2021

Popular music in the twenty-first century is increasingly divided into niche markets. How do fans, musicians, and music industry executives define their markets' boundaries? What happens when musicians cross those boundaries? What can Christian music teach us about commercial popular music? In God Rock, Inc., Andrew Mall considers the aesthetic, commercial, ethical, and social boundaries of Christian popular music, from the late 1960s, when it emerged, through the 2010s. Drawing on ethnographic research, historical archives, interviews with music industry executives, and critical analyses of recordings, concerts, and music festival performances, Mall explores the tensions that have shaped this evolving market and frames broader questions about commerce, ethics, resistance, and crossover in music that defines itself as outside the mainstream.

God Rock, Inc.

God Rock, Inc.

Author: Andrew Mall Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2021

Popular music in the twenty-first century is increasingly divided into niche markets. How do fans, musicians, and music industry executives define their markets' boundaries? What happens when musicians cross those boundaries? What can Christian music teach us about commercial popular music? In God Rock, Inc., Andrew Mall considers the aesthetic, commercial, ethical, and social boundaries of Christian popular music, from the late 1960s, when it emerged, through the 2010s. Drawing on ethnographic research, historical archives, interviews with music industry executives, and critical analyses of recordings, concerts, and music festival performances, Mall explores the tensions that have shaped this evolving market and frames broader questions about commerce, ethics, resistance, and crossover in music that defines itself as outside the mainstream.

God Has Smiled on Me

God Has Smiled on Me

Author: Isaiah Jones Jr. Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This collection of music by well-known composer and musician Isaiah Jones Jr. will be welcomed by church choir directors and worship leaders. The collection contains more than thirty pieces of music with full arrangements in a spiral-bound format suitable for pianists, organists, music leaders, and choirs.

Focus: Music and Devotion in India

Focus: Music and Devotion in India

Author: Jacqueline (University College Dublin, Ireland) Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Focus: Music and Devotion in India creates a foundational framework for exploring musical expression in India, balancing coverage of a diverse range of traditions with in-depth analyses of specific genres and practices. It is based on the author's approach to teaching Indian music that begins with the fundamental connections between sound and religious experience in South Asia. The reader is first introduced to the culture, religions, and musics of India, before examining the music and devotion in India through the lens of specific religious identities. The final section examines the Varkaris of Maharashtra, a Hindu Bhatri sect that features ensemble singing and drumming. An accompanying website hosts field recordings. The author highlights both distinctive and overlapping features of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, and Jewish traditions as they manifest through music, and draws attention to larger issues at stake in India, including colonialism, nationalism, mass-mediation, world music markets, and musical syncretism. Her focus on the a Hindu bhakti (devotional) sect is based on two years of fieldwork in the city of Pune, and allows the reader to encounter devotional music at close range and in diverse settings. Building upon the ideas explored earlier in the book, clear examples of the profound connections between concepts, contexts, and sounds in South Asian musical life are revealed.

Focus: Music and Devotion in India

Focus: Music and Devotion in India

Author: Jacqueline (University College Dublin, Ireland) Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Focus: Music and Devotion in India creates a foundational framework for exploring musical expression in India, balancing coverage of a diverse range of traditions with in-depth analyses of specific genres and practices. It is based on the author's approach to teaching Indian music that begins with the fundamental connections between sound and religious experience in South Asia. The reader is first introduced to the culture, religions, and musics of India, before examining the music and devotion in India through the lens of specific religious identities. The final section examines the Varkaris of Maharashtra, a Hindu Bhatri sect that features ensemble singing and drumming. An accompanying website hosts field recordings. The author highlights both distinctive and overlapping features of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, and Jewish traditions as they manifest through music, and draws attention to larger issues at stake in India, including colonialism, nationalism, mass-mediation, world music markets, and musical syncretism. Her focus on the a Hindu bhakti (devotional) sect is based on two years of fieldwork in the city of Pune, and allows the reader to encounter devotional music at close range and in diverse settings. Building upon the ideas explored earlier in the book, clear examples of the profound connections between concepts, contexts, and sounds in South Asian musical life are revealed.

William Billings of Boston

William Billings of Boston

Author: David Phares McKay, Richard Crawford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2020

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

William Billings of Boston

Author: David Phares McKay, Richard Crawford Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2020

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.

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord

Author: Allan Rohan Crite Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2020

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.

Songs of Sonderling

Songs of Sonderling

Author: Jonathan L. Friedmann, John F. Guest, Nick Strimple Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Songs of Sonderling is the story of Jacob Sonderling's unique contributions to Jewish liturgical music. Rabbi Sonderling was many things: a descendant of Chassidic rebbes, a rationalist, a Reform rabbi, a Zionist, an army chaplain, a celebrated orator, an artistic soul. From his early career at the Hamburg Temple and German Army service in World War I, to his wandering years in the Eastern United States and founding of the Society for Jewish Culture-Fairfax Temple in Los Angeles, Sonderling cultivated a unique aesthetic vision of Judaism, a five-sense appeal. Jonathan L. Friedmann and John F. Guest document and analyze Sonderling's experience and expression of Judaism through music. Rabbi Sonderling's vision yielded liturgical commissions from exiled Viennese Jewish composers who arrived in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 1940s. Through these musical settings, activities at the Fairfax Temple, and involvement with the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Sonderling made an indelible mark on the city's Jewish community and the wider musical world. Songs of Sonderling focuses on the commissions Sonderling made from 1938 to 1945: Ernst Toch's Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, Arnold Schoenberg's Kol Nidre, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's A Passover Psalm and Prayer, and Eric Zeisl's Requiem Ebraico. Through musical analyses and an examination of Sonderling's career in Los Angeles, Friedmann and Guest contribute to the study of Jewish liturgical music, to Jewish history in the American West, to Jewish identity in the twentieth century, and to Jewish diaspora writ large.

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Repeat the Sounding Joy

Author: David W. Music Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Isaac Watts is universally recognized as one of the greatest English-language hymn writers of the eighteenth century, the Golden Age of English Hymnody. Watts almost singlehandedly broke the monopoly of metrical psalm singing and practically invented the hymn form as it is known today. Some of his texts are among the most familiar hymns in Christendom, including When I Survey the Wondrous Cross and Joy to the World. This book begins with an introduction describing Watts's work and its importance, followed by chapters on each of his twenty-five most widely sung texts. Each hymn is presented in its full original form, with reflections and commentaries that are partly historical, partly analytical, and partly devotional. Particular attention is given to the meanings of the words as they were used by Watts, the scriptural backgrounds of the texts, and their relationship to other writings by the English author.

Church Music In America, 1620-2000 (H720/Mrc)

Church Music In America, 1620-2000 (H720/Mrc)

Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2020