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Thornton Meaning-Making in the Contemporary Congregational Song Genre

1. Auflage 2021, 236 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 153 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 443 g
ISBN: 978-3-030-55608-2
Verlag: Springer International Publishing

Thornton Meaning-Making in the Contemporary Congregational Song Genre

This book analyses the most sung contemporary congregational songs (CCS) as a global music genre. Utilising a three-part music semiology, this research engages with producers, musical texts, and audiences/congregations to better understand contemporary worship for the modern church and individual Christians.

Christian Copyright Licensing International data plays a key role in identifying the most sung CCS, while YouTube mediations of these songs and their associated data provide the primary texts for analysis. Producers and the production milieu are explored through interviews with some of the highest profile worship leaders/songwriters including Ben Fielding, Darlene Zschech, Matt Redman, and Tim Hughes, as well as other music industry veterans. Finally, National Church Life Survey data and a specialized survey provide insight into individual Christians’ engagement with CCS. Daniel Thornton shows how these perspectives taken together provide unique insight into the current global CCS genre, and into its possible futures.




Weitere Infos & Material

Chapter 1 Contemporary Congregational Songs Genre Formation and Scrutiny      Introduction       Key Questions and Findings         The Formation of a Genre            Perspectives on CCS History         Selected Scholarship       Why Music Semiology? (Texts, Writers, Audience)            YouTube - the Primary Text         Chapter 2 Contemporary Congregational Songs  What's in a Name?          Praise and Worship Theology      Contemporary for whom?            Defining congregational Songs or Music?                Are the most sung songs representative of the genre?    Songs Under Analysis      Chapter 3 The Contemporary Congregational Song Industry (Poietic Analysis Pt 1)               Introduction       Where Do They Come From?      Authenticity, Originality, and the Singer-Songwriter         The Production Milieu    Industry Insights                Chapter 4 So the Songwriters Say (Poietic Analysis Pt 2)  Who's who?       Writing for the People   Performance or Participation?    Predicting Success           Conclusion           Chapter 5  The Old and New Guard - Ways of Thinking for Contemporary Congregational Songs Writers (Poietic Analysis Pt 3)        Bridging Old and New    Theological Considerations          Co-writing           Roles and Writing             Poietic conclusion             Chapter 6 How Christians Feel About the Songs they Sing - Individually (Esthesic Analysis Pt 1)     Methods and Background            To Sing or Not to Sing     The Individual's Perspective and their Voice         Why Christians Connect with Certain Songs           Chapter 7  How Christians Feel About the Songs they Sing - Corporately (Esthesic Analysis Pt 2)    Australia's National Church Life Surveys What Gathered Worshipers Really Think The Other NCLS Survey and What it Reveals         The Big Picture of Local Churches' Musical Worship          Synthesizing the Individual and Corporate              Chapter 8 Just Another Pop Song? The Music  (Trace Analysis Pt 1)             Introduction       Memorable Melodies    Melodic Expectations     Catchy  Banal Harmony The Band             Tempos and Time Signatures      Structure            
Chapter 9 Just Another Pop Song? The Lyrics  (Trace Analysis Pt 2)             Introduction       Counting Lyrics  Addressing God Theology and Poetry      CCS Categories  Focus of current CCS        Chapter 10 Some Individual Examples - Australia  (Trace Analysis Pt 3)     The Problem with Analysing a Genre       Cornerstone      Mighty To Save Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)    What A Beautiful Name  Chapter 11 Some Individual Examples - UK and USA  (Trace Analysis Pt 4)               10,000 Reasons How Great Is Our God    In Christ Alone  Revelation Song Trace Analysis Conclusion            
Chapter 12 The Current and Future Contemporary Congregational Songs Genre   Meaning-making in CCS Conflicting Messages     Ambivalence or Appropriation    The Evolving Genre         The Functional Genre     Where to From Here?

Thornton, Daniel
Daniel Thornton is the Head of Worship at Alphacrucis College, Australia, and an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches. A professional composer and performer, Daniel has written and recorded numerous albums and continues to lead worship and train worshipers in churches around the world.

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