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Survey of Hymnody Usage in Selected African American Baptist Churches in the State of Florida

Title: A Survey of Hymnody Usage in Selected African American Baptist Churches in the State of Florida.
Name(s): Jackson, Duncan Eric, author
Corzine, Michael L., professor directing dissertation
Suarez, Virgil F., outside committee member
Johnson, David F., committee member
Anderson, Leon A., Jr., committee member
Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Religious music in African American culture has always been an important entity. The various genres of this music consist of hymns, anthems, spirituals, traditional gospel, and contemporary gospel. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore and compile data on the use of traditional hymns currently in selected African American Baptist Churches in the state of Florida. Approximately 100 African American Baptist churches throughout the state were surveyed to compile this data. All of the aforementioned genres of music seem present in the African American worship experience of the African American Baptist Church in Florida. Additionally, this research determined what African American churches utilized the traditional hymn, or sang from printed hymnals in their worship services. The research not only compiled data on this information, but also on other forms of hymnody that are used. Because Florida is the fourth most populous state in the country and covers a large and varied geographical area, and because African American Baptist churches are found throughout the state, from rural settings to the most populous cities, it would be reasonable to conclude that the results of a survey of these churches would be representative of African American Baptist churches throughout the country.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3803 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2009.
Date of Defense: October 27, 2008.
Keywords: African American Hymns, African American Church Music, African American Baptist Churches in Florida, African American Religious Music, Hymns in the Black Baptist Church, Hymnody in Florida's Black Baptist Churches
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michael L. Corzine, Professor Directing Dissertation; Virgil F. Suarez, Outside Committee Member; David F. Johnson, Committee Member; Leon A. Anderson, Jr., Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Jackson, D. E. (2009). A Survey of Hymnody Usage in Selected African American Baptist Churches in the State of Florida. Retrieved from