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Reading list: Music in JCT

Music in the Judeo-Christian Tradition, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Steve Muir
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Music in the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Reading List

This bibliography is by no means exhaustive, and you should use the bibliographies in these books, and other research methods, to expand your reading in the areas that interest you.

Bacon, A. (2012). William Byrd: Political and Recusant Composer. Musical Offerings, 3(1), 13–25.

Baldwin, David. The Chapel Royal : Ancient and Modern  London: Duckworth, 1990.

Baron, Samuel H., and Nancy Shields Kollmann. Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine  DeKalb, Ill: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.

Begbie, Jeremy. Music, Modernity, and God : Essays in Listening  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Bellanti, B. (2014). Sing to the Lord a New Song: John Calvin and the Spiritual Discipline of Metrical Psalmody. Musical Offerings, 5(2), 65–85.

Bertoglio, Chiara, Reforming music. Music and the religious reformations of the sixteenth century. Berlin–Boston : De Gruyter, 2017

Boden, A. (2005). Thomas Tomkins : the last Elizabethan . Ashgate.

Bohlman, Philip Vilas. Jewish music and modernity Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.


Jewish musical modernism, old and new / edited by Philip V. Bohlman ; with a foreword by Sander L. Gilman. Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

The World Centre for Jewish Music in Palestine, 1936-1940 : Jewish musical life on the eve of World War II/ Philip V. Bohlman. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992.

Braun, Joachim, On Jewish music : past and present (Frankfurt am Main; New York : Peter Lang, 2006).

Brink, Emily R. “Sustaining Practices of Psalmody.” Liturgy: Singing the Psalms 27, no. 3 (July 1, 2012): 48–57.

Brown, C. (2005). Singing the Gospel Lutheran hymns and the success of the Reformation . Harvard University Press.

Butler, K. (2015). Revisiting Byrd and Tallis. Early Music, 43(3), 531–533.

Von Ende, Richard Chaffey. Church music : an international bibliography Metuchen ; London : Scarecrow Press ; (Folkestone) : (Distributed by Bailey and Swinfen), 1980.

Chia, Roland. “Re‐reading Bach as a Lutheran Theologian.” Dialog 47, no. 3 (2008): 261–270.

Collins, Paul. Renewal and resistance: Catholic church music from the 1850s to Vatican II. Peter Lang, 2010.

Conway, David, 1950 Jewry in music : entry to the profession from the Enlightenment to Richard Wagner Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Dingle, Christopher. “‘La Statue Reste Sur Son Piédestal’: Messiaen’s La Transfiguration and Vatican II.” Tempo (London) 212, no. 212 (April 2000): 8–11.

Donin, Hayim Halevy, To pray as a Jew : a guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service ( New York : Basic Books, c1980).

Duhamel, P. (2018). Reforming Music. Music in the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century. Renaissance and Reformation, 41(4), 208–.

Edelman, Marsha Bryan.Discovering Jewish music Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 2007.

Eisenstein, Judith Kaplan, Heritage of music : the music of the Jewish people ( New York : Union of American Hebrew Congregations, c1972).

Enchanting powers : music in the world's religions ed. by Lawrence E. Sullivan ( Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 1997).

Erickson, Raymond, "The Early Enlightenment, Jews, and Bach", The Musical Quarterly 94.4 (Winter 2011), 518-547.

Fellowes, Edmund, English cathedral music (London: Methuen, 1969).

Foley, Edward, Foundations of Christian music : the music of pre-Constantinian Christianity (Bramcote: Grove, 1992).

Friedman, Allan Mitchell. The sacred choral works of three composers of the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music : theoretical analysis and historical context Ann Arbor, Michigan :P UMI, 2005.

Perspectives on Jewish music : secular and sacred / edited by Jonathan L. Friedmann. Lanham ; Plymouth, Uk. : Lexington Books, c2009. 

Friedmann, Jonathan L., Music and Jewish religious experience Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2010.

Music in Jewish thought : selected writings, 1890-1920 / compiled by Jonathan L. Friedmann. Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, c2009.

Jewish sacred music and Jewish identity : continuity and fragmentation / edited by Jonathan L. Friedmann and Brad Stetson ; featuring the notes and reflections of Cantor William Sharlin. St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, c2008.

Fellerer, Karl Gustav, and Moses Hadas. "Church music and the Council of Trent." The Musical Quarterly 39.4 (1953): 576-594.

Frühauf, Tina. Orgel und Orgelmusik in deutsch-jüdischer Kultur. [English]. The organ and its music in German-Jewish culture New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Gardner, Johann von, Russian Church Singing (Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2000)

Gilbert, Shirli. Music in the Holocaust : confronting life in the Nazi ghettos and camps Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2005.  

Haas, Michael. Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis London & New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.

Harley, J. (2015). Thomas Tallis. In Thomas Tallis. Routledge.

Harrán, Don, Salamone Rossi, Jewish musician in late Renaissance Mantua Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Heskes, Irene. The resource book of Jewish music : a bibliographical and topical guide to the book and journal literature and program materials Westport, Conn ; London : Greenwood, 1985.

Harley, J. (2010). The world of William Byrd : musicians, merchants and magnates . Ashgate.

Heskes, Irene, Passport to Jewish music : its history, traditions, and culture (Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press, 1994).

Hirshberg, Jehoash. Music in the Jewish community of Palestine, 1880-1948 : a social history. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

The Cambridge History of Christianity. (2006). Cambridge University Press. Especially vol. 6.

Hobbs, June Hadden. I Sing for I Cannot Be Silent : the Feminization of American Hymnody, 1870-1920  Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.

Idelsohn, Abraham Z., Jewish music in its historical development (New York : Tudor Pub. Co., 1944 [c1929]).

Isaacs, Ronald H. Jewish music : its history, people, and song Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 1997.

Jewish women and their salons : the power of conversation ed. by Emily D. Bilski and Emily Braun ( New York : Jewish Museum; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2005).

Joncas, Jan Michael. “Catholic Branchings: Congregational Song and the Legacy of Vatican II.” The Hymn 64, no. 4 (October 1, 2013): 13–20.

The Cambridge companion to American Judaism / edited by Dana Evan Kaplan. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, 1938-1945: Propaganda, Myth and Reality edited by David Fanning & Eric Levi (London & New York: Routledge, 2019).

Karas, Joža. Music in Tereźın 1941-1945 Stuyvesant, NY : Pendragon Press, 1990.

le Huray, Peter. (1987). Music in a Provincial Cathedral: Chichester from Reformation to Restoration. The Musical Times, 128(1729), 161–165.

Leaver, Robin A. “Motive and Motif in the Church Music of Johann Sebastian Bach.” Theology Today 63, no. 1 (April 2006): 38–47.

Leichtentritt, Hugo. "The Reform of Trent and its effect on music." The Musical Quarterly 30.3 (1944): 319-328.

Levine, Joseph A., Synagogue song in America (Crown Point, Ind.: White Cliffs Media Co, 1989).

Lloyd, Rebecca. “Bach: Luther’s Musical Prophet?” Current Musicology, no. 83 (2007): 5–32.

Lockwood, Lewis H. "Vincenzo Ruffo and Musical Reform after the Council of Trent." The Musical Quarterly 43.3 (1957): 342-371.

Loeffler, James, The most musical nation : Jews and culture in the late Russian empire (Yale University Press, 2010).

Loewe, J. Andreas. “‘MUSICA EST OPTIMUM’: MARTIN LUTHER’S THEORY OF MUSIC.” Music & letters 94, no. 4 (November 1, 2013): 573–605.

Loewe, J. Andreas. “Why Do Lutherans Sing? Lutherans, Music, and the Gospel in the First Century of the Reformation.” Church history 82, no. 1 (March 2013): 69–89.

Lovegrove, William., Marmaduke Alford, Andrew. Ashbee, and John Harley. The Cheque Books of the Chapel Royal : with Additional Material from the Manuscripts of William Lovegrove and Marmaduke Alford  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.

Lyons, Jonathan. “From Silence to Golden: The Slow Integration of Instruments into Christian Worship.” Musical offerings 8, no. 1 (2017): 13–22.

Maag, Karin. “‘No Better Songs’: John Calvin and the Genevan Psalter in the Sixteenth Century and Today.” The Hymn 68, no. 4 (October 1, 2017): 28–33.

Marini, Stephen A., Sacred song in America : religion, music, and public culture (Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2003).

Minnich, Nelson H. Councils of the Catholic Reformation : Pisa I (1409) to Trent (1545-63)  Aldershot: Ashgate/Variorum, 2008.

Monson, Craig A. "The Council of Trent Revisited." Journal of the American Musicological Society 55.1 (2002): 1-37.   Monson, Craig. "Renewal, Reform, and Reaction in Catholic Music." European Music 1520 1640 (2014): 401-421.

Móricz, Klára, Jewish identities : nationalism, racism, and utopianism in twentieth-century music Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.

Valerio Morucci. “Cardinals’ Patronage and the Era of Tridentine Reforms: Giulio Feltro Della Rovere as Protector of Sacred Music.” The Journal of musicology (St. Joseph, Mich.) 29, no. 3 (August 2012): 262–291.

Muir, Stephen, ‘From the shtetl to the Gardens and beyond: identity and symbolic geography in Cape Town’s synagogue choirs’ in The globalization of musics in transit : music migration and tourism , ed. by Simone Kruger and Ruxandra Trandafoiu, Routledge Research in Ethnomusicology (Routledge, 2013), 209-229.

Muir, Stephen, ‘Hasidism and Mitnagdism in the Russian Empire: the (mis)use of Jewish music in Polish-Lithuanian Russia’, Journal of Synagogue Music 38 (2013), 193-212. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 30/10/2018) 

Music in American religious experience, ed. by Philip Bohlman, Maria M. Chow, and Edith Blumhofer (New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Nulman, Macy. Concise encyclopedia of Jewish music New York : McGraw-Hill Book Co., [1975]

O'Malley, John W. What happened at Vatican II. Harvard University Press, 2010

Octoechos: Or The Book Of Eight Tones, A Primer Containing The Sunday Service In Eight Tones, Orthodox Eastern Church (Franklin Classics, 2018).

Pasternak, Velvel. The Jewish music companion [United States] : Tara Publications, c2002.

Pettegree, A. (2002). The Reformation world . Routledge.

Reed, Teresa L., The holy profane : religion in Black popular music (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2003).

Rone, Vincent. “Vatican II, Maurice Duruflé, and the Harmony of Determination in the Messe ‘Cum Jubilo’: Part One.” Journal of Musicological Research 36, no. 4 (October 2, 2017): 292–310.

Rosendale, T. (2007). Liturgy and literature in the making of Protestant England . Cambridge University Press.

Ross, Sarah, A season of Singing: Creating Feminist Jewish Music in the United States (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2016).   

Ruget, Gilbert, Music and trance : a theory of the relations between music and possession (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985).

Rust, Ezra Gardner, The music and dance of the world's religions : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of materials in the English language (Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press, 1996)

Ryan, James. “Music Next to Theology: The Impact and Influence of Martin Luther’s Reformation on Johann Sebastian Bach.” Musical offerings 10, no. 2 (2019): 81–91.

Sacred sound and social change : liturgical music in Jewish and Christian experience, ed. by Lawrence A. Hoffman and Janet R. Walton, Two Liturgical Traditions, v.3 ( Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992).  

Sacred sound : experiencing music in world religions, ed. by Guy L. Beck (Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006).

Sacred sound : music in religious thought and practice, ed. by Joyce L. Irwin (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1983).

Schiller, David Michael, Bloch, Schoenberg, and Bernstein : assimilating Jewish music Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

Schubert, P. (2018). Thomas Campion’s “Chordal Counterpoint” and Tallis’s Famous Forty-Part Motet. MUSIC THEORY ONLINE, 24(1).

Schwöbel, Christoph. “Mutual Resonances: Remarks on the Relationship Between Music and Theology.” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 20, no. 1 (January 2, 2020): 8–22.

Sendrey, Alfred, Music in ancient Israel London : Vision Press, 1969.

Sendrey, Alfred, Bibliography of Jewish music New York : Columbia University Press, 1951.

Shiloah, Amnon, Jewish musical traditions (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1992).

Shiloah, Amnon, The dimension of music in Islamic and Jewish culture (Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain; Brookfield, Vt.: Variorum, 1993).

Sidran, Ben, There was a fire : Jews, music and the American dream (Nardis Books, 2012).

Sirota, Victoria R. “Protestant Branchings: Congregational Song and the Legacy of Vatican II.” The Hymn 64, no. 4 (October 1, 2013): 21–28.

Slobin, Mark, Chosen voices : the story of the American cantorate ( Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002).    

Smith, John Arthur. Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Burlington: Ashgate, 2011  

Stevens, Lewis, Composers of classical music of Jewish descent; foreword by Julia Neuberger. London : Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.

Stratton, Jon. Jews, race and popular music Farnham : Ashgate, c2009.

Stern, Max. “From Psalm 100 to Hymn: The Transition in the English Language from Psalm Translation to Hymn During the Protestant Reformation.” The Hymn 63, no. 4 (October 1, 2012): 6–10.

Summit, Jeffrey A., The Lord's song in a strange land : music and identity in contemporary Jewish worship ( Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003).  

Temperley, Nicholas. The Music of the English Parish Church  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

The Birthpangs of Protestant England: Religious and Cultural Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, ed. by Patrick Collinson and Enda Murphy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1988).    

The changing face of Jewish and Christian worship in North America, ed. by Paul F. Bradshaw and Lawrence A. Hoffman, Two Liturgical Traditions, v.2 (Notre Dame, Indiana; London : University of Notre Dame Press, 1992).    

The making of Jewish and Christian worship, ed. by Paul F. Bradshaw and Lawrence A. Hoffman Two Liturgical Traditions, v.1 (Notre Dame, Indiana; London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991).    

Trocmé-Latter, Daniel. “The Psalms as a Mark of Protestantism: The Introduction of Liturgical Psalm-Singing in Geneva.” Plainsong & medieval music 20, no. 2 (October 2011): 145–163.

Tunkel, Victor, The music of the Hebrew Bible and the Western Ashkenazic chant tradition (London : Tymsder Publishing in association with the Jewish Music Institute, 2006).     

Turner, Christopher. The Gallery Tradition : Aspects of Georgian Psalmody : Papers from the International Conference Organised by the Colchester Institute, August 1995  Ketton: SG, in association with Anglia Polytechnic University, 1997.

Ware, Timothy, The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity (Penguin; Revised ed. edition, 2015)

Watson, J. R. (John Richard). The English Hymn : a Critical and Historical Study  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.

Werner, Eric, The sacred bridge : the interdependence of liturgy and music in synagogue and church during the first millennium (London: Dennis Dobson; New York: Columbia University Press, 1959).

Westermeyer, Paul, Te Deum : the church and music : a textbook, a reference, a history, an essay (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998).

Westermeyer, Paul. “Music and the Reformation: An Ecumenical Achievement 1.” The Hymn 68, no. 4 (October 1, 2017): 7–12.

Wibberley, Brian, Music and religion : a historical and philosophical survey (London: Epworth Press, 1934).

WILLIS, JONATHAN. “‘By These Means the Sacred Discourses Sink More Deeply into the Minds of Men’: Music and Education in Elizabethan England.” History (London) 94, no. 3 (315) (July 1, 2009): 294–309.

Willis, J. (2010). Church music and Protestantism in post-Reformation England : discourses, sites and identities . Ashgate.

The song is not the same : Jews and American popular music / Bruce Zuckerman, editor ; Josh Kun, guest editor ; Lisa Ansell, associate editor. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press for the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, c2011.

This list was last updated on 19/08/2021