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Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Barbara Kowalzig

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book develops an integrated religious, historical, and literary approach towards an old question in the study of religion — the relationship of myth and ritual. Focusing on ancient Greek ... More


The Minstrel Show Gets Religion

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the Civil War, blackface minstrels found in religion a steady stream of subject matter tailor-made for comedic treatment. This chapter examines three songs that nicely illustrate the postwar ... More


True lights and new lights: Vaughan’s ‘White Sunday’ and the false prophets of the 1650s

Philip West

in Henry Vaughan's Silex Scintillans: Scripture Uses

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187561
eISBN:
9780191718960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187561.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In 17th-century England, Parliament tried to forbid observance of many festivals by introducing laws in an attempt to purge Christianity of the vestiges of Anglican tradition tainted (as they saw it) ... More


Some Negro Songs Heard on the Hills of North Louisiana

Vallie Tinsley

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a late 1920s graduate music thesis by Vallie Tinsley on black American music. Tinsley focused her study on the “fields, kitchens, churches, and […] the memories of the old and ... More


“Move On Up a Little Higher”: The 1940s, Part Two

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the explosion of gospel music recording in Chicago during the 1940s. One of the first Chicago gospel singers to record for an indie label in the immediate postwar period was ... More


Rondas (Singing Games)

Rachel Gibson

in ¡Canta Conmigo!: Songs and Singing Games from Guatemala and Nicaragua

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197624913
eISBN:
9780197614341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197624913.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Part 2: La Música (The Music) contains 90 joyful songs learned on playgrounds, in classrooms, and from families and teachers. The repertoire allows for musical play and movement, encourages lyrical ... More


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