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In "The Sound of the Dove", Beverly Bush Patterson explores one of the oldest traditions of American religious folksong: unaccompanied congregational singing in Appalachian Primitive Baptist churches. Using interviews, field observations, historical research, song transcriptions, and musical analysis, Patterson explores the dynamic relationship between singing and theology in these churches, the genesis of their musical practices, and the unexpectedly significant role of women in their conservative congregations. An hour-long audio recording of Primitive Baptist singing is available separately.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252070037
ISBN-10: 0252070038
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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