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Millennial Praises: A Shaker Hymnal
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Millennial Praises: A Shaker Hymnal (Books & other media combined)

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From the very beginning in the 1770s, singing was an important part of the worship services of the Shakers, formally known as the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing. Yet until the early nineteenth century, nearly all Shaker songs were wordless - expressed in unknown tongues or as enthusiastic vocalizations. Only when Shaker missionaries moved west into Ohio and Kentucky did they begin composing hymn texts, chiefly as a means of conveying the sect's unconventional religious ideas to new converts.In 1812-13, the Shakers published their first hymnal. This venture, titled ""Millennial Praises"", included the texts without music for one hundred and forty hymns and elucidated the radical and feminist theology of the Shakers, neatly distilled in verse. This scholarly edition of the hymnal joins the texts to original Shaker tunes for the first time. One hundred and twenty-six of the tunes preserved in the Society's manuscript humnals have been transcribed from Shaker musical notation into modern standard notation, thus opening this important religious and folk repertoire to modern scholars. Many texts are presented with a wide range of variant tunes from Shaker communities in New England, New York, Ohio, and Kentucky.Introductory essays by volume editors Christian Goodwillie and Jane F. Crosthwaite place ""Millennial Praises"" in the context of Shaker history and offer a thorough explication of the Society's theology. They track the use of the hymnal from the point of publication up to the present day, beginning with the use of the hymns by both Shaker missionaries and anti-Shaker apostates and ending with the current use of the hymns by the last remaining Shaker family at Sabbathday Lake, Maine.The volume includes a CD of historical recordings of six Shaker songs by Brother Ricardo Belden, the last member of the Society at Hancock Shaker Village.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian liturgy, prayerbooks & hymnalsReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionReligious institutions & organizations Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press Publication Date: 15/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781558496392  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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CHRISTIAN GOODWILLIE is curator of collections at Hancock Shaker Village. JANE F. CROSTHWAITE is professor of religion at Mount Holyoke College.

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