1st Edition

Sound of Worship A Handbook of Acoustics and Sound System Design for the Church

By Douglas Jones Copyright 2011
    320 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church.

    When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types.

    The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.

    Chapter 1 Sound of Worship
    Chapter 2 The Early Roots of the Church
    Chapter 3 The Formative Years of the Church

    Section 1: Celebratory Worship
    Chapter 4 The Celebratory Worship Style
    Chapter 5 The Catholic-Orthadox Split
    Chapter 6 Catholic Reform
    Chapter 7 The Acoustics of Celebratory Churches

    Section 2: Evangelical Worship
    Chapter 8 Evangelical Style of Worship
    Chapter 9 The Sixteenth Century Reformers
    Chapter 10 The Reformation in England
    Chapter 11 The Modern Evangelical Church
    Chapter 12 Acoustics of the Evangelical Style Church

    Section 3: Experiential Worship
    Chapter 13 The Experiential Style
    Chapter 14 The Pentecostals and the Charismatic
    Chapter 15 Acoustics of the Experiential Style Church

    Section 4: Community Worship
    Chapter 16 The Community Worship Style
    Chapter 17 The Anabaptists
    Chapter 18 The Acoustics of the Community Church

    Section 5: Resources
    Chapter 19 Introduction to Resources
    Chapter 20 Elements of Church Sound Systems
    Chapter 21 Reverberation and Time Response
    Chapter 22 Noise and Isolation
    Chapter 23 Intelligibility


    Doug Jones

    "This book includes technical information and resources pertaining to all churches; solutions and recommendations for different worship styles; a detailed explanation of typical church sound system written for those not professionally trained in working with sound system; case studies of churches in the four worship styles, and more. Approaching from a historical and theological perspective, this book includes overviews of the major church denominations, analysis of the predominant worship styles."--NeoPopRealismJournal.com