"Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing": Music and Worship in African American Megachurches of Los Angeles, California

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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.left of the choir facing the congregation. The electric and bass guitars and drum set are in the section to the right of the choir facing the congregation. The drum set is surrounded by a sound dampening plastic cage (see aerial schematicanbsp;...


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
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