Music of Angels: A Beginner's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian Rock

Music of Angels: A Beginner's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian Rock

by Patrick Kavanaugh
     
 

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Kavanaugh (The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers), director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship and an ordained minister, has experienced sacred music in a variety of settings. In this short, easy-to-read history and guide, intended primarily for the Christian lay reader, Kavanaugh examines sacred Christian music of Western civilization, focusing on the interconnections among genres. His book is divided into three main chronological sections: C.E. 1-1600, 1600-1900, and 1900-present. Each chapter contains "Quick Takes," that is, short essays on recommended recordings and biographical summaries of important figures from each period. Kavanaugh also provides a well-written overview of contemporary Christian music and an interesting afterword in which he muses on the future of sacred music. Recommended for church and large public libraries.--Kathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780829410198
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,231,026
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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