Te Deum: The Church and Music : a Textbook, a Reference, a History, an Essay

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Fortress Press, 1998 - Music - 412 pages
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A concise introductory text, Te Deum provides a basic framework for understanding within history the development of the vast treasury of psalms, hymns, canticles, spiritual songs, and other sacred music within the Christian tradition. This is the first text which addresses the nature of church music from both a historical and theological context.

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User Review  - Peter N. - Goodreads

I wanted to like this book, but it was just too dry. I kept comparing it to Hughes Oliphant Old's Worship: Reformed According to Scripture and found it lacking. Old's book is clear, concise and alive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

A comprehensive overview of the history of church music, primarily in the West. Written in an easy-to-read style, with footnotes gallore for you to do your own research. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Westermeyer is professor of church music at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches, directs the music, and administers a master of sacred music degree program with St. Olaf College.

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