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In Tune With Heaven Or Not : Women in Christian Liturgical Music

By: Boyce-Tillman, June.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014Description: 1 online resource (334 p.).ISBN: 9783035306132.Subject(s): Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ | Church music -- Germany | Church music -- Lutheran Church -- 16th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In Tune With Heaven Or Not : Women in Christian Liturgical MusicDDC classification: 781.71 LOC classification: ML3168Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Controversies in Musicology; Chapter 2 Vignette One - Narrowing the Vision: The First 600 Years; Chapter 3 Vignette Two - Ecologising Music: Hildegard of Bingen; Chapter 4 Vignette Three - Encloistering the Angels: The Renaissance Nun Composers; Chapter 5 Vignette Four - Radicalising the Vision: Ann Lee and the Shakers; Chapter 6 Vignette Five - Hymns or hers: Hymnody Past and Present; Chapter 7 Vignette Six - Inning and Outing: Contemporary Practices; Chapter 8 Conclusion: Musicking Wisdom's Ways; Bibliography
Discography Interviews ; Index
Summary: This book explores the alliance of theology and music in the Christian liturgical tradition, interrogating the challenges posed by the gendered nature of church leadership in many areas of its life. It examines the relationship between theology, spirituality and music, concentrating on women''s perceptions of these. The title draws on the Report of the Archbishop''s Commission on Church Music from 1992 which was entitled In Tune with Heaven. It questions the absence of women''s voices and experiences from the literature and attempts to redress this. It sets out the values that underpin Christian musical liturgical traditions primarily in Europe and the USA with a view to understanding where women are situated within or outside these traditions. It draws on material from many interviews with contemporary practitioners from a variety of contexts. It does not set out to be a definitive history of women in these traditions but simply to give some small vignettes that illustrate a variety of positions that they have occupied in various denominations - and thus make their often hidden contributions more visible.
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Cover; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; Chapter 1 Controversies in Musicology; Chapter 2 Vignette One - Narrowing the Vision: The First 600 Years; Chapter 3 Vignette Two - Ecologising Music: Hildegard of Bingen; Chapter 4 Vignette Three - Encloistering the Angels: The Renaissance Nun Composers; Chapter 5 Vignette Four - Radicalising the Vision: Ann Lee and the Shakers; Chapter 6 Vignette Five - Hymns or hers: Hymnody Past and Present; Chapter 7 Vignette Six - Inning and Outing: Contemporary Practices; Chapter 8 Conclusion: Musicking Wisdom's Ways; Bibliography

Discography Interviews ; Index

This book explores the alliance of theology and music in the Christian liturgical tradition, interrogating the challenges posed by the gendered nature of church leadership in many areas of its life. It examines the relationship between theology, spirituality and music, concentrating on women''s perceptions of these. The title draws on the Report of the Archbishop''s Commission on Church Music from 1992 which was entitled In Tune with Heaven. It questions the absence of women''s voices and experiences from the literature and attempts to redress this. It sets out the values that underpin Christian musical liturgical traditions primarily in Europe and the USA with a view to understanding where women are situated within or outside these traditions. It draws on material from many interviews with contemporary practitioners from a variety of contexts. It does not set out to be a definitive history of women in these traditions but simply to give some small vignettes that illustrate a variety of positions that they have occupied in various denominations - and thus make their often hidden contributions more visible.

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June Boyce-Tillman is Professor of Applied Music at the University of Winchester, as well as Extraordinary Professor at North-West University, South Africa. Her research into children's musical development has been translated into five languages. She is a composer and active in community music making, exploring the possibilities of intercultural/interfaith sharing through composing/improvising. She is a Wisdom theologian, author of Unconventional Wisdom and has written over 300 hymns used internationally. Her one-woman performances on the women mystics have been performed on three continents. She has written widely on music and healing and on Hildegard of Bingen. She is an Anglican priest and an honorary chaplain to Winchester Cathedral. She was awarded an MBE for her services to music and education.

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