Articles about Religious Influences

The Symphonies of Death: Music at the End-of-Life
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 54-55

In this issue of the Canadian Music Educator, I have chosen to write about a topic that is often not discussed and can even at times still he seen as taboo: Death. The focus of this paper is on the ...

Medicine for Body or Soul? Philosophical Reconstruction of the Role of Music in Ancient Healing Practices
Muzikoloski Zbornik (2016) Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 171-187

The article examines the bond between the soul and the body in the light of ancient musical practices and expounds on the divergence between the philosophical distinction between body and soul and the widespread belief in their affinity, which has ...

The Afterlives of Publishing: Christian Texts for Indian Jewish Song
Acta Musicologica (2016) Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 63-86

When Bene Israel women in Mumbai gather after Shabbat services, they sing Marathi songs learned from mothers, aunts and friends. these songs are transmmitted orally, but many have origins that are neither oral or Jewish. Central to this repertory are ...