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The A to Z of sacred music

Author: Joseph Peter Swain
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2010, ©2007.
Series: A to Z guides, no. 193.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Peter Swain
ISBN: 9780810876217 0810876213
OCLC Number: 526097895
Notes: Published in hardback as Historical dictionary of sacred music, 2007.
Appendices contain texts of the Roman Catholic and Anglican rites, and of the Shema and Kaddish.
Description: xxx, 299 pages : music ; 22 cm.
Contents: Forward / Jon Woronoff --
Preface --
Chronology --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendix A: texts of the Roman Catholic rites --
Appendix B: Shema and Kaddish.
Series Title: A to Z guides, no. 193.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Swain.

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"The A to Z of Sacred Music covers the most important aspects of the sacred music of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and other smaller religious groups. It provides useful information on all the significant traditions of this music through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on major types of music, composers, key religious figures, specialized positions, genres of composition, technical terms, instruments, fundamental documents and sources, significant places, and important musical compositions."--Publisher's description.

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