Christian song in a global church: The role of musical structure in community formation
Abstract:While recognizing the importance of musical style in congregational singing, this article suggests that the underlying structure of the people's song influences how they receive theology and the relationship of song to ritual action. The author, after introducing sequential, cyclic and refrain structures, defines the characteristics of each and proposes ways that each structure may enliven a ritual and enable community building.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
Publication date: 2009-05-01
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