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Baptist Offspring, Southern Midwife: Jesse Mercers Cluster Of Spiritual Songs (1810): A Study In American Hymnody Kay Norton

Baptist Offspring, Southern Midwife: Jesse Mercers Cluster Of Spiritual Songs (1810): A Study In American Hymnody

Kay Norton

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ISBN : 9780899901091
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In addition to unraveling the musical implications of an early-nineteenth century hymnal, this book addresses an area of American musical history that has not received its due attention: pre-shape-note, Southern sacred music. Mercer managed to foundMoreIn addition to unraveling the musical implications of an early-nineteenth century hymnal, this book addresses an area of American musical history that has not received its due attention: pre-shape-note, Southern sacred music. Mercer managed to found several Baptist churches, supervised educational mission schools for the Creek and Cherokee Indians, championed the cause of higher education, developed and refined an influential hymn repertory, a project that spanned nearly half of his 53 year ministry.