By Michael Hicks

A first-of-its-kind historical past, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic tale of the way an all-volunteer crew based through persecuted spiritual outcasts grew right into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself.

Drawing on a long time of labor gazing and learning the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Michael Hicks examines the personalities, judgements, and controversies that formed "America's choir." here's the dazzling tale in the back of the Tabernacle's world-famous acoustics, the anti-Mormonism that greeted early excursions, the clashes with Church leaders over repertoire and presentation, the radio-driven increase in reputation, the competing visions of rival conductors, and the Choir's aspiration to be permitted inside of classical song at the same time Mormons sought attractiveness inside of American tradition at huge. every thing from Billboard hits to television appearances to White condo performances lead the way for Mormonism's crossover triumph. but, as Hicks indicates, such good fortune raised basic issues concerning the Choir's undertaking, services, and image.

“Hicks records lots of intrigue within the management, undertaking and repertoire of ‘America's choir,’ . . . . this heritage is extra provocative than readers may possibly suspect.”--Kirkus stories

"Tracking the choir from its humble beginnings in 1836 to strikes into radio, overseas traveling, and television and picture appearances, the fabric is as expansive in scope because the choir's achieve has turn into. . . . Intriguing."--Library magazine

“Mormon heritage written by means of Mormons will be lovely dry, yet Mr. Hicks, a professor of track at Brigham younger collage, is funkier than your general saint. . . .the anecdotes by myself are well worth the cost of the book.”--The Wall highway Journal

"This interesting, sincere account should still locate many keen readers one of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's thousands of enthusiasts. Michael Hicks combines the accuracy of a great historian with the sensitivity of a really appropriate track critic."--Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the US, 1815–1848

"An precious retelling of 1 of America's such a lot bright and significant musical institutions."--Eric Whitacre

"This engagingly written e-book not just charts the heritage of an American establishment, but in addition creatively makes use of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s biography to light up centuries people cultural and spiritual history."--Todd Kerstetter, writer of God's state, Uncle Sam's Land: religion and clash within the American West

"This a lot wanted account of might be an important of Mormon distinctives is quite good performed. learn and enjoy."--Jan Shipps, writer of Sojourner within the Promised Land: 40 Years one of the Mormons

"A attention-grabbing background of the fantastic Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Michael Hicks strains the tale of this nice ensemble from its early days to its present prestige as one of many world's nice choirs. He highlights the notable commitment and musicianship of the choir participants over the years, and the management and imaginative and prescient of the conductors."--David Hurley, member of The King's Singers

Michael Hicks is a professor of track at Brigham younger collage and the writer of Mormonism and song: A background and Sixties Rock: storage, Psychedelic, and different Satisfactions.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Mormon Tabernacle Choir PDF

Similar theology books

Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus and William Ockham

How can the physique and Blood of Christ, with no ever leaving heaven, become fairly current on eucharistic altars the place the bread and wine nonetheless appear to be? 13th and fourteenth century Christian Aristotelians concept the reply needed to be "transubstantiation. "
Acclaimed thinker, Marilyn McCord Adams, investigates those later medieval theories of the Eucharist, focusing on the writings of Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham, with a few connection with Peter Lombard, Hugh of St. Victor, and Bonaventure. She examines how their efforts to formulate and combine this theological datum provoked them to make major revisions in Aristotelian philosophical theories concerning the metaphysical constitution and placement of our bodies, changes among substance and injuries, causality and causal powers, and basic forms of switch. environment those advancements within the theological context that gave upward thrust to the query attracts consciousness to their understandings of the sacraments and their goal, in addition to to their understandings of the character and future of human beings.
Adams concludes that their philosophical ameliorations have been ordinarily now not advert hoc, yet systematic revisions that made room for transubstantiation whereas permitting Aristotle nonetheless to explain what in general and of course occurs.

Hugh of Saint Victor

Born in Saxony in 1096, Hugh grew to become an Augustinian monk and in 1115 moved to the monastery of Saint Victor, Paris, the place he spent the rest of his lifestyles, finally changing into the pinnacle of the college there. His writings conceal the entire variety of arts and sacred technology taught in his day. Paul Rorem deals a easy advent to Hugh's theology, via a accomplished survey of his works.

The Turnings of Darkness and Light: Essays in Philosophical and Systematic Theology

This choice of essays, written among 1975 and 1987, covers themes together with the doctrine of analogy, the Trinity, theological realism, the problims of evil and pain, ecclesiology, and the so-called theistic proofs. the sooner writings relect the author's education as a thinker within the Anglo-Aamerican analytic culture.

Additional resources for The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sample text

Whenever the word stone is used symbolically, it is always a symbol of the Second Person of the Trinity, God the Son, the Lord Jesus, the Messiah of Israel. Whenever the word mountain is used symbolically, it is always a symbol of a king, kingdom, or throne. Thus, following the Fourth Gentile Empire, God will set up His own Kingdom.  44b). In the end the image of Gentile domination 24 The Times of the Gentiles will be smashed at the Second Coming. Once Gentile domination is thus smashed by the Messianic Stone, the Kingdom of God is set up, and it is set up by this Stone.

The Two Witnesses - 11:3-14 d. The Seventh Trumpet - 11:15-19 e. Israel in the Tribulation - 12:1-17 f. The Beast from the Sea - 13:1-10 g. The Beast from the Earth - 13:11-18 h. Midtribulation Announcements - 14:1-20 3. The Second Half - 15:1 – 16:21 a. The Prelude - 15:1-8 b. The Bowl Judgments - 16:1-21 4. Recurrence: The Two Babylons - 17:1 – 18:24 a. Ecclesiastical Babylon (First Half ) - 17:1-18 b. Political Babylon (Second Half ) - 18:1-24 C. The Second Coming and the Aftermath - 19:1 – 20:3 1.

Once again, as in Daniel two, the uniqueness of the Fourth Empire is emphasized; it is stated that this empire will go through several stages. The interpretation will be discussed later. But for now it is enough to note that the fourth beast does represent a Fourth Gentile Empire. The third vision is found in verses 9-12. This third vision takes place in Heaven. In verses 9-10 the vision is of the Throne of God the Father, Who is described under the title of the Ancient of Days. He is viewed as a judge, and the book of judgment is opened.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 48 votes