Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church

Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church

by Barbara Rose Lange
     
 

Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church is a musical ethnography of a religious community. After the end of socialism, different ethnic groups in Hungary harbored antagonism toward one another. In one Pentecostal church in Pecs, Hungary, however, both Hungarians and Roma (Gypsies) worshipped and made music together. Three musical

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Holy Brotherhood: Romani Music in a Hungarian Pentecostal Church is a musical ethnography of a religious community. After the end of socialism, different ethnic groups in Hungary harbored antagonism toward one another. In one Pentecostal church in Pecs, Hungary, however, both Hungarians and Roma (Gypsies) worshipped and made music together. Three musical repertoires coexisted, each with a separate historical background and complex social meanings: Romani religious song; nineteenth-century gospel hymns originally from the United States; and contemporary Christian pop from the United States. Church members accommodated cultural and musical differences by developing several distinct performance styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195137231
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Note on Textual and Musical Transcriptions
Pronunciation Guide and Orthography for the Hungarian and Romani Languages
List of Abbreviations
Introduction3
1The Isten Gyulekezet in Hungarian Society21
2Instrumental Music, Charisma, and Church Leadership47
3Mediating Moralities: An Ethnographer's Interpretation69
4The Holy Spirit and Song Composition84
5Roma and the hivo enekek107
6The Politics of Nineteenth-Century Gospel Hymns131
7Stigma and Stereotype149
Conclusion165
AppRecordings, Interviews, and Personal Communications173
Glossary175
Notes179
Bibliography187
Index199

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