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The Story of Christian Music

Andrew Wilson-Dickson

The Story of Christian Music

Andrew Wilson-Dickson

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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 it's 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.;This illustrated work covers the entire range of cultural styles and tastes and should be of interest both to the music expert and those who are interested in finding out more about this genre of music.

- Publisher This authoritative and comprehensive study of Christian music and its origins will be of great interest to the music expert and yet is readily intelligible to the non-specialist too.

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About "The Story of Christian Music"

Just as the psalms were at the heart of worship in Jewish temple and synagogue, so music has been central to Christian worship since it's 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.;This illustrated work covers the entire range of cultural styles and tastes and should be of interest both to the music expert and those who are interested in finding out more about this genre of music.
- Publisher

This authoritative and comprehensive study of Christian music and its origins will be of great interest to the music expert and yet is readily intelligible to the non-specialist too.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Wilson-Dickson holds a doctorate in music composition from York University. He has been since 1984 a Principal Lecturer at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

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  • Catalogue Code 190801
  • Product Code 0745951198
  • EAN 9780745951195
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date May 2003
  • Dimensions 240 x 195 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.820kg

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