Jesuit Intellectual And Physical Exchange Between England And Mainland Europe C 1580 1789

Author: James E. Kelly
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004362665
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Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange between England and Mainland Europe, c. 1580–1789: ‘The World is our House’? gathers an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the Jesuit English Mission’s wider impact within the Society and early modern European Catholicism.

Sacred Song In America

Author: Stephen A. Marini
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252028007
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In Sacred Song in America, Stephen A. Marini explores the full range of American sacred music and demonstrates how the meanings and functions of this musical expression can contribute to a greater understanding of religious culture. Marini examines the role of sacred song across the United States, from the musical traditions of Native Americans and the Hispanic peoples of the Southwest, to the Sacred Harp singers of the rural South and the Jewish music revival to the music of the Mormon, Catholic, and Black churches. Including chapters on New Age and Neo-Pagan music, gospel music, and hymnals as well as interviews with iconic composers of religious music, Sacred Song in America pursues a historical, musicological, and theoretical inquiry into the complex roles of ritual music in the public religious culture of contemporary America.

Revival And Reconciliation

Author: Philip V. Bohlman, Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities, The University of Chicago
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882698
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Drawing upon three decades of research in European sacred music, Philip V. Bohlman calls for a re-examination of European modernity in the twenty first century, a modernity shaped no less by canonic religious and musical practices than by the proliferation of belief systems that today more than ever respond to the diverse belief systems that engender the New Europe.

Whose Master S Voice

Author: Alison J. Ewbank
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313277726
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In-depth analyses of the meaning of popular music in 13 different cultural contexts around the world, discussing the impact of transnational music on national cultures.


Author: Tim Thurston
Editor: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9781906429188
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Tim Thurston's companion book to the popular Sunday morning Gloria programme. 'Gloria - An Introduction to 1,000 Years of European Sacred Music' takes us on a journey of sacred music and art for Advent and Christmas. This illustrated book includes a brief introduction to the lives of 20 composers, with a specially commissioned pen portrait of each composer. A CD is included with the book which will play 80 minutes of the finest recordings from all 20 composers. Gloria is essentially an introduction to sacred music and Tim makes no claims as to it being a definitive historical work.

European Music 1520 1640

Author: James Haar
Editor: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 184383894X
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An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance.

The Oxford Handbook Of Music Censorship

Author: Patricia Hall
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199733163
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Throughout history and across the globe, governments have taken a strong hand in censoring music. Whether in the interests of "safeguarding" the moral and religious values of their citizens or of promoting their own political goals, the character and severity of actions taken to suppress and control music that has been categorized as unacceptable, immoral, or as the Nazi's termed the music of Jewish and modernist composers, "degenerate," ranges from economic sanctions to forced immigration, imprisonment, and death. Yet in almost all cases composers found methods to counter this suppression and to let their voices be heard, even through the very music they were often forced to compose for the oppressing parties. In this first major collection of its kind, thirty contributors tackle centuries of music censorship across the globe from the medieval era to the modern day. Case studies address a number of instances both well- and lesser-known, including the tumultuous history of Wagner and Israel, rap music in the United States, silencing of women composers, and music in post-revolutionary Iran. Sections are organized by nature of censorship - religious, racial, and sexual - and type of government enforcement - democratic, totalitarian, and transitional. Focusing on individual composers and artists as well as eras within single countries, this Handbook champions the efficacy of music as an agent of collective power and resilience.

European Review Of Native American Studies

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Organists Review

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Sacred Music As Public Image For Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand Iii

Author: Dr Andrew H Weaver
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409495078
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Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III is that Ferdinand's accomplishments came not through diplomacy or strong leadership but primarily through a skillful manipulation of the arts, through which he communicated important messages to his subjects and secured their allegiance to the Catholic Church. An important locus for cultural activity at court, especially as related to the Habsburgs' political power, was the Emperor's public image. Ferdinand III offers a fascinating case study in monarchical representation, for the war necessitated that he revise the image he had cultivated at the beginning of his reign, that of a powerful, victorious warrior. Weaver argues that by focusing on the patronage of sacred music (rather than the more traditional visual and theatrical means of representation), Ferdinand III was able to uphold his reputation as a pious Catholic reformer and subtly revise his triumphant martial image without sacrificing his power, while also achieving his Counter-Reformation goal of unifying his hereditary lands under the Catholic church. Drawing upon recent methodological approaches to the representation of other early modern monarchs, as well as upon the theory of confessionalization, this book places the sacred vocal music composed by imperial musicians into the rich cultural, political, and religious contexts of mid-seventeenth-century Central Europe. The book incorporates dramatic productions such as opera, oratorio, and Jesuit drama (as well as works in other media), but the primary focus is the more numerous and more frequently performed Latin-texted paraliturgical genre of the motet, which has generally not been considered by scholars as a vehicle for monarchical representation. By examining the representation of this little-studied emperor during a crucial time in European history, this book opens a window into the unique world view of the Habsburgs, allowing for a previously untold narrative of the end of the Thirty Years' War as seen through the eyes of this important ruling family.