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How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans

Author: David W Stowe
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How Sweet the Sound traces the evolution of sacred music from colonial times to the present, from the Puritans to Sun Ra, and shows how these cultural encounters have produced a rich harvest of song and faith." "Pursuing the intimate relationship between music and spirituality in America, Stowe focuses on the central creative moments in the unfolding life of sacred song. He fills his pages with the religious music
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Stowe
ISBN: 0674012909 9780674012905
OCLC Number: 53831743
Awards: Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2004
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2005
Nominated for John G. Cawelti Award 2005
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2005
Nominated for Alan Merriam Prize 2006
Description: viii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: O for a thousand tongues to sing --
Singing independence --
Marching to Zion --
Holding the fort --
Dances with ghosts --
Onward Buddhist soldiers --
Yossele, Yossele! --
Come Sunday --
From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra --
The nation with the soul of a church --
Coltrane and beyond.
Responsibility: David W. Stowe.

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Stowe traces the evolution of sacred music from colonial times to the present, from the Puritans to Sun Ra, and shows how these cultural encounters have produced a rich harvest of song and faith.  Read more...

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How Sweet the Sound limns the harmonies of religion, hymns, and American culture through an amazing musical and historical panorama. Stowe's stunning exploration of European, Indian, African, and Read more...

 
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