2nd Edition

Church and Worship Music in the United States A Research and Information Guide

By James Michael Floyd, Avery Sharp Copyright 2017
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    354 Pages
    by Routledge

    This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.

    Table of Contents



    I General Music Reference

    II Church Music Reference

    III Church and Sacred Music in Periodicals

    IV Historical Studies

    V Regional Studies

    VI Religious and Ethnic Groups

    VII Church and Sacred Music Genres

    VIII Music Ministry

    IX Tradition, Change, and Conflict

    X Church and Worship Music Web Sites

    Subject Index

    Author Index

    Title Index


    James Michael Floyd, Avery Sharp

    "Church music scholars and practitioners alike will find in this book a wealth of resources that range from traditional and popular musical styles, histories, and practical guides to such activities as running a successful choir rehearsal or managing a music budget, to resources for selecting music appropriate to the liturgical season. (...) Summing Up: Recommended"

    - B. Doherty, New College in CHOICE