Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

Joseph P. Swain


approximately all spiritual traditions have reserved a unique position for sacred track. if it is tune accompanying a ritual or basically for devotional reasons, song composed for whole congregations or for the expert soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or simply instrumental, in a few shape or one other, tune is current. actually, in a few traditions the relation among the tune and the ritual is so intimate that to differentiate among them will be misguided. The historic Dictionary of Sacred song covers an important elements of the sacred tune of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller non secular teams. It offers worthy details on the entire major traditions of this tune by using a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and 1000's of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant sorts of track, composers, key non secular figures, really expert positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, primary files and assets, major locations, and critical musical compositions.

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