Belief into Organization

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780226109589
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226109633 | DOI:
Belief into Organization

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This chapter, which examines how the beliefs and ideals of the individual members influenced the behaviors and organizational forms of Sacred Harp communities in the United States, identifies the key themes relevant to the practices of Sacred Harp communities. These include religion, musical genre, authenticity and tradition, authority, and history. The chapter analyzes how the preconceptions of singers were reshaped through their engagement with Sacred Harp practices and communities.

Keywords: Sacred Harp communities; beliefs; ideals; United States; religion; musical genre; authenticity; history; Sacred Harp singers

Chapter.  13485 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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