Under Executive Editor James Abbington (Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia), GIA's African American Church Music Series has expanded to nearly 200 choral pieces-not to mention a hymnal supplement, two collections for organ, exceptional recordings, and other publications-representing the best African American composers of today and yesterday. And the series shows no signs of slowing down! The knowledge and expertise that informs the African American Church Music Series is contained in the essays, introductions, forewords and other writings that Abbington has penned at the request of publishers and authors. Now, these elements come together inside the cover of one book. This unique and informative compilation of Abbington's writings will prove vital to pastors, musicians, students and worshipers in the African American sacred music tradition-and beyond.
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