The Story of Christian Music

The Story of Christian Music : An illustrated guide to all the major traditions of music in worship

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Just as the psalms were at the heart of worship in Jewish temple and synagogue, so music has been central to Christian worship since its beginning. Right through medieval times and the centuries since, some of the most creative musical geniuses have produced works to be performed as part of the life of the Christian church. The result is a great wealth of hymns, anthems, oratorios and other sacred music, from the direct and simple to the most ornate and complex. And from this rich store, organists and choirmasters in churches, chapels and cathedrals throughout the world draw hymns and other music for worship today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 195 x 240mm | 820g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745951198
  • 9780745951195
  • 2,337,843

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'The Story of Christian Music is a brilliant survey of all aspects of Christian music in pictorial and article form, giving a wealth of information under one cover... This is one of the most user-friendly, yet scholarly books available on the subject. In additiion it is beautifully illustrated and expertly edited. This would make a splendid gift for anyone who enjoys performing, listening or just loves to make rich finds in the world of Judaeo-Christian music, past and present.' * Reform * `A fascinating survey of the whole body of Christian music...scholarly yet readily intelligible to the non-specialist.' -- Sir David Willcocks, former Principal of the Royal College of Music, London
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About Andrew Wilson-Dickson

ANDREW WILSON-DICKSON is Principal Lecturer at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and a composer of operatic, orchestral and church music. He is also involved in Christian music through his local Baptist church and through Cambrensis (the South Wales Baptist Choir).
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