The Story of Christian Music: From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel : an Authoritative Illustrated Guide to All the Major Traditions of Music for Worship

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Fortress Press, 1992 - Music - 256 pages
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A fascinating illustrated guide to all the major traditions of music in worship.
 

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Wilson-Dickson's book contributes greatly to the available literature on church music. Wisely, he avoids a Euro-centric orientation by including music from non-Western cultures. The photographs and illustrations in this book (many in full color) add greatly to the delight of reading it. U.S. readers will appreciate the inclusion of music from their culture. This book is highly recommended to those with an interest in the music of the church. 

Contents

Introduction
9
Music in the
16
Music in the Synagogue
22
The Beginning of
29
From the Ear to
45
143
53
Wycliffes Challenge
55
The Catholic
70
Revival in
138
The Orthodox
144
The Greek Orthodox
150
The Russian Orthodox
156
Christianity East
166
The Independent
177
North and South
196
The United States
207

The Power of Music
81
The Music of
87
169
90
J S Bach
93
English Congregational
110
The Romantic
122
The Decline of
130
The Bible in
219
Lutheran Musical
228
Music in Britain
234
The Popular Stream
240
Footnotes
247
Index
254
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Wilson-Dickson holds a doctorate in music composition from York University. He has been since 1984 a Principal Lecturer at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

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