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How Sweet the Sound

Music in the Spiritual Lives of Americans

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$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674012905

Publication Date: 04/30/2004


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones


  • Introduction
  • 1. O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  • 2. Singing Independence
  • 3. Marching to Zion
  • 4. Holding the Fort
  • 5. Dances with Ghosts
  • 6. Onward Buddhist Soldiers
  • 7. Yossele, Yossele!
  • 8. Come Sunday
  • 9. From Ephrata (F-Ra-Ta) to Arkestra
  • 10. The Nation with the Soul of a Church
  • 11. Coltrane and Beyond
  • Epilogue
  • Note on Method
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, Concert Music Books Category, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2005
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