Experiencing Music - Restoring the Spiritual : Music as Well-being, Paperback / softback Book

Experiencing Music - Restoring the Spiritual : Music as Well-being Paperback / softback

Part of the Music and Spirituality series


This book concerns an examination of the totality of the musical experience with a view to restoring the soul within it.

It starts with an analysis of the strands in the landscape of contemporary spirituality.

It examines the descriptors spiritual but not religious, and spiritual and religious, looking in particular at the place of faith narratives in various spiritualities.

These strands are linked with the domains of the musicking experience: Materials, Expression, Construction and Values.

The book sets out a model of the spiritual experience as a negotiated relationship between the musicker and the music.

It looks in detail at various models of musicking drawn from music therapy, ethnomusicology, musicology and cultural studies.

It examines the relationship between Christianity and music as well as examining some practical projects showing the effect of various Value systems in musicking, particularly in intercultural dialogue.

It finally proposes an ecclesiology of musical events that includes both orate and literate traditions and so is supportive of inclusive community.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
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  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9783034319522

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