“No Music in Hell”

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI:
  “No Music in Hell”

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Unlike most Christians, Mormons have always loved music and dance. From the Nauvoo Brass Band to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, music has been culturally central. Hymnody incorporates some of the very first instances of Mormon cultural expression. Dancing schools were common in early Utah. The church's support for music not directed to a worship function has been slight.

Keywords: music; dance; Nauvoo Brass Band; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Hymnody; dancing schools; Mormon worship

Chapter.  10828 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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