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By Joseph P. Swain

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

The A to Z of Sacred Music covers an important elements of the sacred song of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller spiritual teams. It offers worthwhile info on all of the major traditions of this track by using a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant sorts of song, composers, key non secular figures, really good positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, basic records and assets, major areas, and critical musical compositions.

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