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Worship Music As Spiritual Identity: An Examination Of Music In The Liturgy Among Black And White Adventists In The United States From 1840 To 1944, David A. Williams Sep 2019

Worship Music As Spiritual Identity: An Examination Of Music In The Liturgy Among Black And White Adventists In The United States From 1840 To 1944, David A. Williams

David Williams

The Topic

This study examined Black and White Seventh-day Adventist music in the liturgy in the United States from 1840 to 1944. Little scholarly attention has been given to the development of Adventist liturgical practice, the function of music in the liturgy, and the effect of music upon the spiritual identity. This study utilized liturgical history, ritual studies, musicology, and liturgical theology to derive and compare the spiritual identity fostered through music in the liturgy by these ethnic groups. This study considered both the shared and distinct spiritual identities of Black and White Adventists, as cultivated by the music in ...


What Do You Give To A God Who Has Everything? "In The Bleak Mid-Winter", Leslie A. Engelson Dec 2017

What Do You Give To A God Who Has Everything? "In The Bleak Mid-Winter", Leslie A. Engelson

Leslie Engelson

A discussion of Christina Rosetti and her poem "A Christmas Carol". A famous musical setting of this poem is by Gustav Holst and is where the title "In the Bleak Mid-Winter originated. Another setting, by Harold Darke is sung and broadcast every Christmas by the Kings College Choir at Cambridge. This essay also includes a personal account of the author's experience with the poem and it's meaning to her. The full text of the poem as well as the Holst version of the carol is also included.


Listening As Religious Practice (Part Two) - Exploring Qualitative Data From An Empirical Study Of Music Fans, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh Apr 2015

Listening As Religious Practice (Part Two) - Exploring Qualitative Data From An Empirical Study Of Music Fans, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh

Vaughan S Roberts

This article presents insights from analysis of the qualitative results of a survey of 231 music-users conducted in the UK and USA in 2009-10. Employing Charles Taylor’s concept of the ‘social imaginary’ the article distils the key terms and concepts evident from close textual analysis of the responses offered in the open questions posed to participants. The dominant concepts presented are used to construct four ‘acoustic axes’ around which the practice of serious music-use oscillates. These ‘free responses’ are explored with respect to potential correlations with conceptuality drawn from the study of religion and spirituality, in order to determine ...


"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford Apr 2015

"In Praise Of Hymns" On The Cbs On Sunday Morning, Jerry Rushford

Jerry Rushford

Video segment from CBS's Sunday Morning television program titled "In Praise of Hymns," which aired on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. The segment features an interview with Dr. Jerry Rushford (with Tracy Smith) on the history of hymns, as well as a feature on contemporary hymn composers Keith and Kristyn Getty.


Beyond Exile: The Ramayana As A Living Narrative Among Indo-Fijians In Fiji And New Zealand, Kevin Miller Dec 2014

Beyond Exile: The Ramayana As A Living Narrative Among Indo-Fijians In Fiji And New Zealand, Kevin Miller

Kevin C. Miller

Drawing on the themes of collective memory, cultural ideologies, and narrative constructions, this chapter proposes to examine the narrative of the Ramayana epic, its exegesis through performance, and its continued relevance to identity formation among Indo-Fijian Hindus both within Fiji and its Pacific Rim diaspora. Based on the recasting of the “twice-migrated” Indo-Fijian as the “twice-banished” by certain observers, we might expect the meaning of the Ramayana in the lives of Indo-Fijian Hindus in New Zealand to shift towards the theme of Rama’s exile, just as it did for the indentured laborers who made the original journey to Fiji ...


Listening As Religious Practice (Part One): Exploring Quantative Data From An Empirical Study Of The Cultural Habits Of Music Fans, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh Dec 2014

Listening As Religious Practice (Part One): Exploring Quantative Data From An Empirical Study Of The Cultural Habits Of Music Fans, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh

Vaughan S Roberts

This article explores and reflects upon the role that music consumption may be playing in the flexible field of cultural expression, identity formation, and meaning-making activity in the West, as overt commitment to organised religion continues to decline and prove fragile. Using quantitative data from a 2009–2010 study of 231 music users, the authors locate and analyse the respondents’ declarations about their listening practices in relation to their other socio-cultural habits and life commitments. The article explores the genres and themes of music listened to, the means by which the music is accessed, the frequency of listening, and the ...


Review Of 'The Lyre Of Orpheus' By Christopher Partridge, Vaughan S. Roberts Dec 2014

Review Of 'The Lyre Of Orpheus' By Christopher Partridge, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

A review of 'The Lyre of Orpheus: Popular Music, the Sacred, and the Profane' (Oxford University Press, 2014) published in the Anglican Theological Review


The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager Dec 2014

The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the Evolution and Antithesis of Western Music from early Biblical Times (3500 B.C.) through the Baroque Period (1600-1750 A. D.). The material presented encompasses many different cultures from around the world. Herein, the Sumerians, Babylonians, Greeks, Jews, Romans, and other cultures are examined. Religious and cultural ideologies clash while similarities parallel these mediums exposing juxtapositions that transcend throughout the ages.
The article discusses early musical systems, periodical musical practices, musical elements (voices vs. instruments) permitted and forbidden by the church, the use of sacred and secular music and the development of these “musical forms” which include ...


Leonard Cohen, Buddhist, Steven Marx Jan 2014

Leonard Cohen, Buddhist, Steven Marx

Steven Marx

No abstract provided.


Le Festival Rara En Haiti: Travail Religieux Et Divertissement Public En Temps D'Insécurite Et De Troubles, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2013

Le Festival Rara En Haiti: Travail Religieux Et Divertissement Public En Temps D'Insécurite Et De Troubles, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Le Rara est un festival annuel Haitien qui est religieux et carnivalesque.


L'Homme A La Valise - Road Show De Toulouse, 1967, Keith D. Rowley, Mercedes Pallerola Dec 2013

L'Homme A La Valise - Road Show De Toulouse, 1967, Keith D. Rowley, Mercedes Pallerola

Keith D Rowley

A mini opera or short musical play performed in Toulouse, France in 1967. Words by Mercedes Pallerola. One song composed by William Fifield.


L'Homme A La Valise - Road Show De Toulouse, 1967, Keith D. Rowley, Mercedes Pallerola Dec 2013

L'Homme A La Valise - Road Show De Toulouse, 1967, Keith D. Rowley, Mercedes Pallerola

Keith D Rowley

A mini opera or short musical play performed in Toulouse, France in 1967. Words by Mercedes Pallerola. One song composed by William Fifield.


Review Of 'Religion And Hip Hop' By Monica R Miller, Vaughan S. Roberts Dec 2013

Review Of 'Religion And Hip Hop' By Monica R Miller, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

Downloadable review of Monica R Miller's book 'Religion and Hip Hop' (Routledge, 2013) from the Journal of Contemporary Religion (Volume 29, Issue 1).


Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining Apr 2013

Music Of Worship And The Sanctification Of The Believer, Jonathan D. Twining

Jonathan D Twining

Because of its importance in the life of a believer, music should aid in the sanctification process. The debate concerning the use of contemporary music in church worship contexts arises from the belief that musical styles can either encourage or discourage the sanctification of a believer by influencing emotions. The efficiency of music for the purpose of sanctification should be considered by the listener. Music that is associated with unbiblical influences and intentions may not be fit for use in worship settings.


How Far Is It To Bethlehem? - 2-Part Choir, Keith Rowley Jan 2013

How Far Is It To Bethlehem? - 2-Part Choir, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Original Christmas carol arranged for 2 part choir. Words by Frances Chesterton.


There's A Song In The Air! - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2012

There's A Song In The Air! - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An original Christmas carol arranged for 2 part choir and piano. Words by Josiah Gilbert Holland


Soundscapes Of Disaster And Humanitarianism: Survival Singing, Relief Telethons, And The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister Oct 2012

Soundscapes Of Disaster And Humanitarianism: Survival Singing, Relief Telethons, And The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

This essay first listens, on one hand, to music made by Haitians, for Haitians, close to the epicenter, in the direct aftermath of the Haiti 2010 earthquake. On the other hand, it considers music made by (mostly) North Americans for (mostly) other Americans, in telethon performances far away in New York and Los Angeles and London, weeks after the event. I argue that Haitians used music, and particularly religious singing, self-reflexively, in a culturally patterned way, to orient themselves in time and space, and to construct a frame of meaning in which to understand and act in the devastated Haitian ...


Homeward Bound - Sacred Song (High Voice), Keith Rowley Jan 2012

Homeward Bound - Sacred Song (High Voice), Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Sacred song for high voice and piano. Words by David L. Crowley.


Une Allee Du Luxembourg - Vocal Solo (Tenor), Keith Rowley Jan 2012

Une Allee Du Luxembourg - Vocal Solo (Tenor), Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

A French art song for tenor and piano. Words by Gerard de Nerval.


Psaume 24 - Voix Mixtes, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2011

Psaume 24 - Voix Mixtes, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Hymne pour voix mixtes et piano.


Il Cestello (Un Ciclo Di Canzoni) - Voce Media = Song Cycle, Medium Voice, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2011

Il Cestello (Un Ciclo Di Canzoni) - Voce Media = Song Cycle, Medium Voice, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Il cestello (The Little Basket) is a song cycle=ciclo di canzoni for medium voice=voce media with words=poesia by Angiolo Silvio Novaro.


Soundtracks Of Acrobatic Selves: Fansite Religion In The Reception And Use Of The Music Of U2, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh Sep 2011

Soundtracks Of Acrobatic Selves: Fansite Religion In The Reception And Use Of The Music Of U2, Vaughan S. Roberts, Clive Marsh

Vaughan S Roberts

This article addresses the question of how responses to the arts and popular culture, as mediated through on-line fan activity, may contribute to the development of religious/spiritual exploration in contemporary Western societies. It offers a critical reading of 40 short essays posted by fans of the rock band U2 on a fan site from the perspective of how respondents expose their personal, critical reflections on their developing selves. The function of the U2 songs reflected upon, the listeners’ responses, the strategies/processes used, and the resources upon which they draw in the task of reflection are noted and examined ...


The Bad Boy Makes Good, Elizabeth Mcalister Apr 2011

The Bad Boy Makes Good, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

What Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, Haiti's pop star turned president, learned from a lifetime in music.


Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2011

Listening For Geographies: Music As Sonic Compass Pointing Towards African And Christian Diasporic Horizons In The Caribbean, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

Can musical sounds reveal history, or collective identity, or new notions of geography, in different ways than texts or migrating people themselves? This essay offers the idea that the sounds of music, with their capacity to index memories and associations, become sonic points on a cognitive compass that orients diasporic people in time and space. Whereas researchers often focus on the national diasporas produced through the recent shifts and flows of globalization, I illustrate some of the limits of the concept of national and ethnic diaspora to understand how Caribbean groups form networks and imagine themselves to be situated. This ...


The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 1, Keith Rowley Jan 2011

The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 1, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Ten Christmas carols "Especially for Children" composed in 1964.


The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 2, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2010

The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 2, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Ten Christmas carols composed between 1980 and 1991.


The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 4, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2010

The Christmas Carols Of Keith D Rowley - Part 4, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Ten Christmas carols composed between 2002 and 2011.


A House Of God - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2010

A House Of God - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An anthem for 2-part choir (SA or TB) and piano. Words from D&C 104:8.


Sounds Of Christmas - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2010

Sounds Of Christmas - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An original Christmas carol arranged for 2-part choir and piano with optional violin or flute with words by June Swanson.


Without You - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley Dec 2010

Without You - 2-Part Choir, Keith D. Rowley

Keith D Rowley

A pop style song for 2-part choir and piano with words by Kristen N. Anderson.