Readings in African American Church Music & Worship
Readings in African American Church Music and Worship brings together, into one major volume, forty chapters, essays, articles, and previously unpublished papers written during the twentieth century on music and worship in the African American church.
Authored by pastors, scholars, theologians, historians, ethnomusicologists, organists, professors, and conductors, Readings in African American Church Music and Worship is divided into seven major categories: Historical Perspectives, Surveys of Hymnals and Hymnody, Liturgical Hymnody, Worship, Composers, The Organ, and Contemporary Perspectives.
The readings represent some of the greatest writings, musical comment and discourse, histories, perspectives, and concepts on the topic of music in the African American church from the thoughts of W.E.B. DuBois in 1903 to those of Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. on the state of gospel music in 2000.
Used as a college text, or as a resource book, Readings in African American Church Music and Worship is a must-have compilation for anyone interested in the music of the African American church.
Dr. James Abbington is Associate Professor of Music at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and is the Chairman of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and Director of the University Choir. He is an Associate Editor for the African American Heritage Hymnal and Executive Editor of the African American Church Music Series published by GIA.