A History of the Sacred Musical Life of an Orthodox Church in America (Studies in the History & Interpretation of Music No. 104)
By: Stephen F. Duncan (author)Hardback
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This is the musical chronicle of Saints Constantine and Helen Serbian Orthodox Church, established more than 100 years ago by Tsar Nicholas, II. Founded by Serbian and Greek immigrants it has had Syrro-Arabian, Russian, Greek and Serbian pastors and music from each of these cultures. With American, Serbian, Greek, Arab, and Russian parishioners, the multi-lingual approach used here may serve as a model for other Orthodox Churches in America.
Reverend Doctor Stephen F. Duncan completed his doctoral work in Sacred Music at the University of Memphis in Tennessee in July of 1991. He was ordained as an Oriental Orthodox priest in 1996. He is a full-time Elementary Music Educator at Inter-City Elementary School in the La Marque, Texas I.S.D. and is an adjunct Professor of Music at Galveston College. He continues to offer presentations on Native American and Hundusthani music at music and liturgy conferences across the country and around the world.
Memory Eternal; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Epilogue; The Russian Orthodox Church in the New World; No Longer Russian Alaska; Galveston Island; Serbian Immigrants to Texas; Building a Church; The Answer is Yes; The Great Storm; Galveston after the Revolution; Splitting the Parish - the Greeks found a Church; Russian and Serbian; Serbian Orthodox; The Issues of Language; Problems About Jurisdiction - the Supreme Court Ruling; Converts and Growth; Music at the Turn of the 21st Century; Concluding Suggestions; Bibliography; Appendices; Index
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