Gather Into One

Gather Into One

by C. Michael Hawn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802809839

ISBN-13: 9780802809834

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

One of the benefits of the multicultural nature of Christianity has been the introduction of the Western church to worship music from around the world. However, while many songs from other parts of the world are now available in Western hymnal collections, little has been written to help church musicians and ministers understand, appreciate, and use these songs in…  See more details below

Overview

One of the benefits of the multicultural nature of Christianity has been the introduction of the Western church to worship music from around the world. However, while many songs from other parts of the world are now available in Western hymnal collections, little has been written to help church musicians and ministers understand, appreciate, and use these songs in worship. Gather into One fills this void.

In this volume C. Michael Hawn explores the work of five of the most influential global church musicians found in North American hymnals: Pablo Sosa (Argentina), I-to Loh (Taiwan), David Dargie (South Africa), Patrick Matsikenyiri (Zimbabwe), and John Bell (Scotland). Hawn discusses the biographical background of each of these composers and elucidates the meaning of their music within their respective cultures. Having studied global song himself on site throughout the world, Hawn sees this music as a valuable gift from other cultures to our own - sung prayers that can broaden the ways we pray and sing together in corporate worship. His extensive research leads to some intriguing proposals, with Hawn encouraging diverse expressions of worship, endorsing the church musician as a worship "enlivener," and making a case for "polyrhythmic worship" in our churches.

A unique resource, Gather into One demonstrates the spiritual riches to be gained through multicultural worship and makes a concrete contribution toward realizing the worldwide unity of the Christian church.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802809834
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefacex
List of Musical Examples and Figuresxii
Prefacexiv
1.From Center to Spectrum: Praying and Singing Globally1
Center versus Periphery Dichotomy2
Singing and Praying for the Sake of the World4
A Starting Place: Distinguishing between Bias and Prejudice7
Liturgical Plurality: Diversity of Songs--Unity of Spirit9
Purpose, Delimitations, and Methodology17
The Road to Meaning in Music: Related Literature21
Music and Semiology: Asking New Questions26
A Liturgical Trilemma30
2.The Fiesta of the Faithful: Pablo Sosa and the Contextualization of Latin American Hymnody32
Growing up in Argentina34
Argentine Ethnic Demographics35
Argentine Politics37
A Heritage of Popular Argentine Poetry40
Pablo Sosa: Pastoral Musician40
Pablo Sosa: Poet50
Pablo Sosa: The Contextual Theologian59
Pablo Sosa: Hymnal Editor and Recording Producer61
Pablo Sosa: The Ecumenical Liturgist67
Decontextualizing Pablo Sosa69
Recontextualizing the Work of Pablo Sosa for the United States70
3.Sounds of Bamboo: I-to Loh and the Development of Asian Hymns72
A Brief Biography74
Life as a Teacher, Hymnologist, and Ethnomusicologist79
An Analysis of Sound the Bamboo (1990)80
Asian Hymns in Western Hymnals84
Guidelines for the Publication of Cross-Cultural Music in the West87
The Process of Musical Inculturation and Sound the Bamboo (1990)88
I-to Loh's Contributions to Sound the Bamboo (1990)90
Sound the Bamboo (2000)99
I-to Loh's Work Today100
The Impact of I-to Loh's Work in Asia102
4.Singing Freedom: David Dargie and South African Liberation Song104
Introduction to Recent South African Politics104
Father Dargie: A Vocational Response to Vatican II in Liturgy and Song107
The Making of a Musical Liberator109
Andrew Tracey and Ethnomusicological Study115
Church Music Composition Workshops118
Church Music from South Africa120
The Hymns of Ntsikana128
What Is Liberation Hymnody?137
Conclusion146
5.The Spirit of Ngoma: Patrick Matsikenyiri and Indigenous Song in Zimbabwe148
Brief History of Zimbabwe149
Living in Old Mutare and Modern Mutare153
From Local Church Musician to Global Animateur159
Music in African Culture and Worship160
Ngoma: An African Conceptual Framework for Music164
The Songs171
Conclusion187
6.The Wild Goose Sings: John Bell and the Music of the Iona Community189
The Iona of Saint Columba (521-97 C.E.)191
The Iona of George MacLeod (1895-1991)196
John Bell and Graham Maule and the Formation of the Wild Goose Worship Group204
Themes of Iona Liturgy and Music208
Conclusion221
7.Form and Ritual: Sequential and Cyclic Musical Structures and Their Use in Liturgy224
Characteristics of Sequential Musical Structures225
Characteristics of Cyclic Musical Structures230
Musical Structures and Ritual234
8.The Church Musician as Enlivener241
Mapping the Liturgical and Musical Field of the Enlivener: Living in Liminality243
The Office of the Enlivener252
A North American Enlivener: Mary Oyer260
9.Polyrhythmic Worship271
Bibliography279
Index of Names299
Index of Subjects302
Index of Hymns, Hymn Tunes, and Musical Works306

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