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Words, music, and the church.
Nashville, Abingdon Press 
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|Description:||224 pages : music ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Part I : Vanishing orthodoxies --
The old men. A formula from Tillich ; Three twentieth-century church pieces ; Romanticism ; Romantic music ; Pedagogy ; Pedagogic music --
The new men. A formula from C.P. Snow ; Modern music's cultural background ; Music and the new science ; What Stockhausen said ; Music and the new men --
Part II : Problems of authority --
Traditions of disobedience : five refutations of classical fundamentalism. Interpretation ; Free ornament and cadenza ; Continuo ; Romantic versus Baroque ; Textual criticism --
The defect of fundamentalism. The music-lover's orthodoxy ; The challenge of jazz ; Standards ; Ambiguous moralities ; The organist's guilty secret ; Fundamentalism --
Part III : Assault on conformity --
The urge to conform. The proud piano ; The unsociable piano ; The antisocial piano ; The lonely piano ; The antivocal piano ; The organ uneasily enthroned ; The pianists --
Alien forms of music. The insular music-lover ; More about jazz ; The case for and against jazz ; The cult of pop ; The case again pop ; Folk song --
Part IV : The dimension of drama --
Worship and the Anglicans. Worship is drama ; Audience participation ; Illustration from coventry ; Domestic or ceremonious? ; Music and this drama ; Evensong as programming --
Drama and the protestants. "Nine lessons and carols" ; Drama of the mind ; The drama of rhetoric ; The fading of drama --
The theater of faith. "Noye's fludde" ; The drama of the upper room ; Music at the eucharist --
Part V : Church music transformed --
Drama and church music. Return to the New Testament ; Misconceptions removed ; Impediments to drama ; Application to music ; The recovery of worship ; The disabilities of the artist are largely illusory ; Old music--new drama --
New music. The church in secular society ; Farewell to pedagogy ; Let music be music ; "Treason of the clerks" ; New styles ; A man dies--for what? ; "Would that all the Lord's people were artists!"