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By Joseph P. Swain

Approximately all non secular traditions have reserved a unique position for sacred tune. if it is track accompanying a ritual or in simple terms for devotional reasons, song composed for whole congregations or for the educated soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or in basic terms instrumental, in a few shape or one other, song is current. in truth, in a few traditions the relation among the track and the ritual is so intimate that to tell apart among them will be inaccurate.

The A to Z of Sacred Music covers an important facets of the sacred track of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller non secular teams. It presents necessary info on all of the major traditions of this track by utilizing a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant varieties of track, composers, key non secular figures, really good positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, primary records and resources, major locations, and critical musical compositions.

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