1. Auflage 2021,
236 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 153 mm x 216 mm, Gewicht: 443 g
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Thornton Meaning-Making in the Contemporary Congregational Song GenreThis 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?