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|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Mark Jordan
|Description:||xv, 184,  pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1. Setting the Stage: Introduction ; "Give me some old time religion" --
Part 2. Exploring Soulfulness: Three important ingredients: being open, being vulnerable, and knowing your center ; The spiritual presence of the musician: spiritual synergism that grows out of solitude ; Understanding and pursuing center and soul --
Part 3. The Larger Picture: Musicians as community ; Influences of a profound soul --
Part 4. Concious Choices: Mimetics and envy: the mimetic predicament of the musician, the major obstacle for the creative artist ; The heart, stillness, and simplicity --
Part 5. The End as the Beginning: Soulwrestling: awareness and salvation --
Postscript essays: The musicians soul: a graduate student reflects / Matthew Mehaffey ; The musician's soul: new journey / Heather J. Buchanan ; Shakespeare, Saint Isaac the Syrian, and the choral experience of envy / Donald Sheehan.