Through comparative analysis of the three congregations as well as a case study of the Faithful Central, I have: (1) delineated how Black megachurches are preserving older genres of African American sacred music (i.e. hymns, spirituals, classic gospel), (2) described the musical and non-musical factors that influence the music preferences of congregations, and (3) described the degree(s) to which some large urban congregations are adapting praise and worship to overcome the challenges to interactive and intimate worship.Younger children were often introduced to popular songs and hymns within the A.M.E. denomination tradition through their ... Thanksgiving, and church anniversaries during which the childrena#39;s choir sang a special song or medley of songs as a part of the celebration. The musical accompaniment for the choirs and parts of the church service was provided by a small band, typically consisting of acousticanbsp;...
|Title||:||"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing": Music and Worship in African American Megachurches of Los Angeles, California|
|Author||:||Birgitta Joelisa Johnson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|