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The story of Christian music : from Gregorian chant to Black gospel : an authoritative illustrated guide to all the major traditions of music for worship

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Fortress Press edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
ISBN: 0800629876 9780800629878
OCLC Number: 36817860
Notes: Originally published: Oxford, England ; Batavia, Ill. : Lion Pub., 1992.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The birth of Christian music. Music in the Old Testament : The Psalms in temple worship ; Music in the synagogue --
Music in the early church : The spread of Christianity --
The beginning of the Western Middle Ages : Worship in fifth-century Jerusalem --
The monastic tradition : Antiphons ; Cantillation --
Music of the spheres : the medieval world-view : The eleventh-century Mass --
Music for the liturgy : The development of notation --
From the ear to the page : Rich church : poor people --
From Gregorian Chant to polyphony --
Wycliffe's challenge to the church --
pt. 2. Renaissance and Reformation. Luther and the Reformation : The Renaissance ; Lutheran song --
The Swiss reformers--
the Calvinist tradition : The Genevan Psalter --
The Reformation in England : The Eton Choirbook --
The Catholic Reformation : Organ music ; The golden age of Spanish music --
The power of music. pt. 3. The flowering of Christian music. The development of oratorio : The splendours of Monteverdi --
The music of the Lutheran Church : Christmas 1659 in the Nikolaikirche, Berlin --
Heinrich Schütz : Patronage --
J.S. Bach : Bach's cantatas ; The Moravian Brethren --
Turmoil in England : Commonwealth and Restoration --
The glory of the Chapel Royal : The music of the Chapel Royal ; Henry Purcell --
English congregational music : the birth of the English hymn : Handel and Messiah ; Wales--
land of song --
pt. 4. The path divides. Music in the courts of Europe --
The Romantic movement : The Cecilian movement ; The corruption and resurrection of the chant --
The decline of the Lutheran hymn : 'A dismal melody' --
The Church of England and the Tractarians : The demise of the west gallery players --
Revival in the nineteenth century --
The path divides --
pt. 5. Eastern traditions. The Orthodox churches : Worship in the Orthodox Church --
The Greek Orthodox Church : The divine liturgy of the Orthodox Church ; Notation in the Greek Orthodox Church --
The Russian Orthodox Church --
The Coptic and Ethiopian Churches : Notation in Ethiopian music --
Christianity, East and West--worlds apart? pt. 6. The African genius. Africa and the influence of Western music : Cameroun : African Christian music ; A marriage of African and Western music --
The independent churches : The true Christian music of Africa --
pt. 7. Music in North America. Christianity comes to the New World : William Billings --
Africans in America : Camp meetings ; A 'shout' --
North and South : The Fisk Jubilee Singers --
Gospel music : white and black : Tommy Dorsey ; Take six --
The United States and the European classical tradition : Charles Ives --
The charismatic movement --
pt. 8. Music in twentieth-century Europe. Roman Catholic music in Europe this century --
The Bible in the concert hall --
Vatican II and the liturgy : L'Abbé de Silvanès ; Taizé --
Lutheran musical revival : Hugo Distler ; The Kirchensteuer : church tax --
Music in Britain : The Royal School of Church Music ; Leaping into the dark--
musical innovation --
The popular stream --
Good music--
good worship? : What is excellence?
Responsibility: Andrew Wilson-Dickson.

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