Opinions on Church Music: Comments and Reports from by Elwyn A. Wienandt

By Elwyn A. Wienandt

Where of song in worship has different commonly through the centuries. within the final twenty years, track for the church has passed through drastic adjustments common, in functionality, and within the attitudes of the folks who practice it and hear it. realizing those alterations is less complicated if we all know the viewpoints of the past.

Opinions on Church Music
may help the reader just do that. In a consultant number of letters, essays, sermons, memoirs, dedications, prefaces, and different records taken from the writings of musicians, critics, historians, monks, and the lay public, this anthology displays a variety of reactions to the musical scene because it touches upon the church.

From Erasmus's feedback of choirboys to Stephen Koch's evaluate of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell, Dr. Wienandt has introduced into concentration an image of the altering process track with a non secular message.

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It is made up of a selection of letters, essays, sermons, memoirs, dedications, prefaces, and other documents, in complete or excerpted form, that shows some of the prevailing attitudes toward church music in each of the four past centuries, and in our own as well. The material is taken from the writings of musicians, critics, historians, clergymen, and the lay public, thus reflecting a wide range of reactions to the musical scene as it touches upon the church. The reactions of these writers will be seen to vary in many ways, depending on their religious bias, their musical knowledge, and the social conditions at the time in which their material was written.

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