Protest & Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion

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Fortress Press, 1991 - 262 páginas
Here is a skillful tracing of two tracks in the evolution of musical genres that have evolved from black religion. Songs of protest developed from the spiritual through social-gospel hymnody to culminate in songs of the civil-rights movement and the blues. Born in rebellion, they envision the Kingdom of God.Songs of praise, by contrast, express adoration. Beginning with the "ring-shout," Spencer follows the history of intoned declamation through the tongue song, Holiness-Pentecostal music, and the chanted sermon of the black preacher. Spencer's approach, termed theomusicology, unlocks the wealth of African-American sacred music with a theological key. The result is a fascinating account of a people's struggle with God in history.
 

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Promises and Passages The Exodus Story Told through the Spirituals The Spiritual
3
Songs of the Free Moral Abolitionism in Antislavery Hymnody Antislavery Hymnody
35
Thy Kingdom Come Hymns for the Social Awakening Social Gospel Hymndoy
61
We Shall Overcome Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement Civil Rights Song
83
Bluesman Adam and Blueswoman Eve A Theology for the Blues The Blues
107
The Drum Deferred Rhythm in Black Religion of the African Diaspora The RingShout
135
The Heavenly Anthem Holy Ghost Singing in the Primal Pentecostal Revival TongueSong
153
Isochronisms of Antistructure Music in the Black HolinessPentecostal Testimony Service HolinessPentecostal Music
177
Christ against Culture Anticulturalism in the Gospel of Gospel Gospel Music
199
Sermon and Surplus Musicality in Black Preaching The Chanted Sermon
225
Bibliography
245
General Index
251
Music Index
259
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