Church and Worship Music in the United States: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Church and Worship Music in the United States

A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

By James Michael Floyd, Avery T. Sharp


340 pages

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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.


"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

Table of Contents

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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Reference