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Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week

by Robert L. Kendrick Indiana University Press (May 05, 2014)

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,...


Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality

by Andre E. Johnson, Tim Huffman, Weldon Merrial McWilliams Iv & Angela M. Nelson et al. Lexington Books (August 28, 2013)

Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, edited by Andre Johnson, is a collection of essays that examine the religious and spiritual in hip hop. The contributors argue that the prevailing narrative...


A Communion Sunday in Scotland ca. 1780: Liturgies and Sermons

by Robin A. Leaver & Bryan D. Spinks Scarecrow Press (November 02, 2009)

This book is the first detailed examination of the general Eucharistic practices of the Church of Scotland, and presents a modern edition of a late 18th century published account of Communion Sunday, its sermons,...


Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music

by Robert Chase & Jahja Ling Scarecrow Press (September 08, 2004)

Traditional requiem texts, among them the anonymous medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have inspired an untold number of composers in different ages and serving different religions, Western and...


Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community: 20th Anniversary Edition

by Suzanne G. Farnham, Susan M. Ward, Joseph P. Gill & R. Taylor McLean Morehouse Publishing (April 01, 2011)

This 2th anniversary edition introduces the unique approach of Listening Hearts to the spiritual practice of discernment for a new generation.


Messiah

by Jonathan Keates Basic Books (October 23, 2017)

From Handel's renowned biographer, the story of one of the most celebrated compositions of Western classical music, Handel's famous oratorio, Messiah

In the late summer of 1741, George Friderick Handel, composed...


Music, Theology, and Justice

by Christina Labriola, Hyun-Ah Kim, Michael O'Connor & Bruce T. Morrill et al. Lexington Books (July 31, 2017)

Music does not make itself. It is made by people: professionals and amateurs, singers and instrumentalists, composers and publishers, performers and audiences, entrepreneurs and consumers. In turn, making music...


Hallelujah – The story of a musical genius and the city that brought his masterpiece to life

by Jonathan Bardon Gill Books (October 23, 2015)

18 November, 1741. George Frideric Handel, one of the world’s greatest composers, arrives in Dublin – the second city of the Empire – to prepare his masterpiece, Messiah, for its maiden performance the...


Trouble In Mind

by Clinton Heylin Lesser Gods (November 07, 2017)

Between 1979 and 1981, Dylan produced and released three of his most controversial albums?Slow Train Coming, Saved, and Shot of Love?toured the world, and played the most contentious shows of his career. Remarkably,...


Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Tradition

by Joyce L. Irwin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2015)

In the two centuries after Martin Luther’s affirmation that music stood second only to theology, Lutheran theologians and musicians formulated a theological defense of music that validated this exalted status....


Exploring Christian Song

by Andrew Shenton, M. Jennifer Bloxam, Timothy H. Steele & J. H. Kwabena Nketia et al. Lexington Books (June 12, 2017)

This essay collection celebrates the richness of Christian musical tradition across its two thousand year history and across the globe. Opening with a consideration of the fourth-century lamp-lighting hymn Phos...


A Church Music Director's Handbook: Volume 1

by Greg Cooper, Steve Crain & Andy Judd Mountain Street Media (May 19, 2017)

You are a music director. Maybe you are paid a few days a week; probably you are doing this for the love. Either way, it’s a huge job. And it’s an important job – one which requires you to have your head...


Political Melodies in the Pews?

by David L. Moody Lexington Books (September 27, 2012)

In this fascinating study of contemporary Christian worshippers, David L. Moody analyzes Christian rap music against traditional Christian theology. For many, mixing the sanctified worship of God with music...


Walking the Line

by Roxanne Harde, Thomas Alan Holmes, Laura Pattillo & Douglas Harrison et al. Lexington Books (October 09, 2013)

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America’s most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation’s...


Messiah

by Jonathan Keates Basic Books (October 24, 2017)

From Handel's renowned biographer, the story of one of the most celebrated compositions of Western classical music, Handel's famous oratorio, Messiah

In the late summer of 1741, George Friderick Handel, composed...


Preaching from Home

by Gracia Grindal Fortress Press (January 01, 2017)

This volume by Gracia Grindal introduces English-speaking readers to several significant yet unsung Lutheran women hymn writers from the sixteenth century to the present. After a brief introductory discussion...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

The Oratorio in the classical Era is the third volume of Howard Smither's monumental History of the Oratorio, continuing his synthesis and critical appraisal of the oratorio. His comprehensive study surpasses...


A History of the Oratorio, 4 volumes, Omnibus E-book

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2012)

The University of North Carolina Press is proud to announce Howard Smither's ground-breaking four-volume A History of the Oratorio, are now available in one convenient Omnibus E-Book edition. Published as UNC...


The Emergent Psalter

by Isaac Everett Church Publishing (May 01, 2009)

This groundbreaking collection of psalm antiphons and commentary is a unique new resource for alternative worship, created by Isaac Everett in collaboration with two other gifted leaders in the emergent church...


The Spirit of Praise

by Monique M. Ingalls & Amos Yong Penn State University Press (May 28, 2015)

In The Spirit of Praise, Monique Ingalls and Amos Yong bring together a multidisciplinary, scholarly exploration of music and worship in global pentecostal-charismatic Christianity at the beginning of the twenty-first...


A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while...