Mormonism and Music

Mormonism and Music

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Music has flourished in the Mormon Church since its beginning. In this book - now available in paperback - Michael Hicks examines the direction that music's growth has taken since 1830. He looks closely at topics including the denomination's first official hymnals; the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young on singing; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and the changing attitudes of church officialdom and laity toward popular and non-western music styles. It is the winner of the 1989 Award in Criticism, from the Association for Mormon Letters.One of them even left the church and began to tour the reservations to urge Indians to reject Mormonism. ... 52 They were well aware that the Catholic church had formally settled the matter during the Vatican councils of 1962-65, ... with drums, timbrels, and cymbals: aquot;In view of [this] I would recommend a very liberal and comprehensive allowance for approval of what is used in connection with worship.

Title:Mormonism and Music
Author:Michael Hicks
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2003


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