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Traveling home : sacred harp singing and American pluralism

Author: Kiri Miller
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The participatory tradition of Sacred Harp singing fosters a diverse musical community

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiri Miller
ISBN: 9780252077579 0252077571
OCLC Number: 642284096
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2008.
Description: xvi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A venture to the field --
Travels to the center of the square --
"Well, you'll learn" : transmission, affiliation, and competence --
"Speaking may relieve thee" : texted events and eventful texts --
"A strange land and a peculiar people" : mediating local color --
"At home in transience" : traveling culture and the politics of nostalgia.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Kiri Miller.

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"Evocative, nuanced, never reductionistic, Miller's explorations of this vibrant tradition of American hymnody merits attention in Sacred Harp circles and beyond."--Christian Century "Miller explains Read more...

 
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