By Joseph P. Swain
Approximately all non secular traditions have reserved a different position for sacred song. if it is song accompanying a ritual or in simple terms for devotional reasons, track composed for whole congregations or for the informed soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or simply instrumental, in a few shape or one other, song is current. actually, in a few traditions the relation among the song and the ritual is so intimate that to tell apart among them will be inaccurate.
The A to Z of Sacred Music covers crucial points of the sacred track of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller non secular teams. It presents precious details on all of the major traditions of this track by utilizing a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant kinds of song, composers, key spiritual figures, really good positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, primary files and resources, major locations, and critical musical compositions.