The Value of Sacred Music: An Anthology of Essential Writings, 1801-1918 by Jonathan L. Friedmann
English | Dec 23, 2008 | ISBN: 0786442018 | 186 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
This collection of historically significant essays focuses on the purpose and function of sacred music. Issues of historicity, spirituality, standardization and other topics central to the study of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred music from 1801 to 1918 are explored. Moving from musicology to psychology and to religious studies, this volume captures the breadth of scholarship available in the field, as well as serving as a useful introduction for those readers just beginning their study of sacred music.