This new book traces the musical practice of several religious groups from their establishment in America to the present and also the way in which the various traditions influenced each other, leading to the diversity of modern American church music. The tone is non-technical with clear and concise musical descriptions. The book is for interested laymen as well as church music professionals, clergy and students of American religious culture.
John Ogasapian, Life Member of OHS and recipient of its Distinguished Service Award, professor of musical history, author, recitalist and editor of The Tracker, died in 2005, just after submitting the final version of this book for publication.
Hardbound, 288 pages