The Value of Sacred Music: An Anthology of Essential Writings, 1801-1918

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This collection of historically significant essays focuses on the purpose and function of sacred music. Issues of historicity, spirituality, standardization and other topics central to the study of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred music from 1801 to 1918 are explored. Moving from musicology to psychology and to religious studies, this volume captures the breadth of scholarship available in the field, as well as serving as a useful introduction for those readers just ...

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Overview

This collection of historically significant essays focuses on the purpose and function of sacred music. Issues of historicity, spirituality, standardization and other topics central to the study of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred music from 1801 to 1918 are explored. Moving from musicology to psychology and to religious studies, this volume captures the breadth of scholarship available in the field, as well as serving as a useful introduction for those readers just beginning their study of sacred music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786442010
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/26/2008
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan L. Friedmann is a professor of Jewish music history at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and Extraordinary Professor of theology at North-West University (South Africa). He is the author, editor or compiler of eleven other books on music and religion. Visit his website at jonathanfriedmann.com .

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Origins of Sacred Music

1 Bible History of Music (1853) Nathaniel D. Gould Gould, Nathaniel D. 17

2 Spirit of Jewish Music (1887) Louis S. Davis Davis, Louis S. 23

3 Ancient Jewish Hymns (1910) Louis C. Elson Elson, Louis C. 27

4 Primitive and Ancient Religious Music (1903) Edward Dickinson Dickinson, Edward 33

5 Religion and the Art of Music (1914) Waldo Selden Pratt Pratt, Waldo Selden 51

Pt. II Music and Spirituality

6 Music in Relation to Public Worship (1881) John Bulmer Bulmer, John 67

7 The Mysticism of Music (1915) R. Heber Newton Newton, R. Heber 73

8 The Emotions in Music (1874) E. Janes Janes, E. 91

9 Music, Emotions, and Morals (1893) Hugh Reginald Haweis Haweis, Hugh Reginald 99

Pt. III Standards of Sacred Music

10 The Art of Gregorian Music (1896) Dom Andre Mocquereau Mocquereau, Dom Andre 105

11 Sing to the Harp with a Psalm of Thanksgiving (1801) William Jones Jones, William 122

12 Church Music: General Considerations (1904) A. Madeley Richardson Richardson, A. Madeley 133

13 Secular Currents in Synagogal Chant in America (1918) Joseph Reider Reider, Joseph 138

14 Music as an Aid to Worship and Work (1884) W. H. Gladstone Gladstone, W. H. W. Parratt Parratt, W. S. A. Barnett Barnett, S. A. C. H. Hylton Stewart Stewart, C. H. Hylton 147

Index 175

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