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Living song, singing, spirituality, and wellbeing, June Boyce-Tillman and Karin S. Hendricks (editors)

"There is an immense and growing literature on singing in relation to a number of areas, often associated with wellbeing of various kinds - physical, mental, emotional, communal, public and spiritual. Although spirituality is mentioned in much of the literature it is often as an addendum to other more measurable aspects of the experience/event. This volume consists of various approaches to the spirituality of the singing experience, particularly how these have changed or even been heightened during the current pandemic. This collection offers a number of very wide-ranging perspectives from across the world. The chapters are drawn from several cultures and include a number referring to the various lockdowns that have characterized the pandemic. The book includes a mixture of chapters-which incorporate academic references and discourse-and interludes that are more reflective accounts of individual experiences"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
PART I. THE CULTURE. Living Song / June Boyce-Tillman and Karin S. Hendricks ; I'm Singing in the Nave! How an Intersection of Theological Expectations and Music-Evoked Emotion Creates a Glorious Feeling and Promotes Spirituality and Wellness / Douglas J. Bachorik ; Two Adolescents on Singing and Becoming Themselves / Elizabeth Cassidy Parker ; Musicking the Cosmos / June Boyce-Tillman ; Interlude one. Music Is the Heartbeat of Life / Nancy-Angel Doetzel ; Primal Singing Integrative / Maria Soriano ; The Psalmist's Cry / Anneke Lamont -- PART II. SINGING IN GROUPS. The New Sarum Singers : Its Role in Spiritual Nurture and (Re)shaping an Understanding of Church Mission / Keith Thomasson ; Inclusive Songwriting for Wellbeing in the LGBT+ Christian Community / Merinda D'Aprano and Julie Shaw ; Interlude two. Caring for the Carers / Catherine Pestano ; Interlude three. Exploring Aliveness / Eleanor Gibson ; Florecer, Faith, and Music / Julie Shaw ; Interlude four. Vocal Group Improvisation as a Path to Spiritual Experience / Catherine Pestano -- PART III. INDIVIDUAL STORIES. A Time of Change / Catherine Pestano ; Interlude five. Soul-Voyaging with a Purpose / Jennifer Kershaw ; Singing the Good Life / Ruth Debrot ; Interlude six. Caring Through Singing / Grenville Hancox ; Healing Spirit : Warriors of Equity and Justice for the Pursuit of Happiness / Deejay Robinson and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz ; Interlude seven. Singing Through Grief : An Autoethnographic Fragment with Brief Commentary / Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman (posth.) and Estelle R. Jorgensen ; Sing Yourself to Where the Singing Comes From : Healing, Singing, and Reconciliation / Brian Castle
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (322 pages)
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