Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

Joseph P. Swain


approximately all spiritual traditions have reserved a distinct position for sacred track. if it is tune accompanying a ritual or merely for devotional reasons, song composed for complete congregations or for the educated soloist, or track set to holy phrases or in basic terms instrumental, in a few shape or one other, song is current. in reality, in a few traditions the relation among the song and the ritual is so intimate that to tell apart among them will be misguided. The historic Dictionary of Sacred song covers an important features of the sacred tune of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller spiritual teams. It presents priceless details on the entire major traditions of this song by utilizing a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant kinds of tune, composers, key spiritual figures, really good positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, primary records and resources, major locations, and critical musical compositions.

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