How Sweet the Sound

How Sweet the Sound

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The evolution of the sacred music in America's houses of worship from colonial times to today--and from early hymns to hip-hop--is traced in a study that suggests that sacred music may show how different forms of faith have proliferated and sustained themselves.At the St. Louis Exposition she succeeded in recording the song of an uncooperative Geronimo, then being held as a kind of celebrity prisoner of war. ... Indians and at night, when they were dancing, we could hear the sound of the drum and see the flicker of their camp-fire, aquot; Densmore recalled. ... aquot;The Navajo Indian howls his song to the war god on the chord of C major, and Beethoven makes the firstanbsp;...

Title:How Sweet the Sound
Author:David Ware Stowe
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2004


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