Revised and Expanded edition
Dr Tim Dowley is a historian and a prolific author and editor of Bible resources for adults and children. He has also written popular biographies of J. S. Bach and Robert Schumann, a study of Bob Dylan and works on the history of Christianity.
'Contains an impressive amount of information on a crucially important subject, beautifully presented and accessibly written ... the clarity of presentation and ease of style ensure that the narrative is not swamped by the many names and dates ... such an ambitious and successful project is to be commended.', The Tablet;'Seems to cover every aspect of Christian music, including medieval polyphony, psalms, sacred music in the baroque, romantic and contemporary periods, hymns, carols, gospel, camp meetings and revivals, trombone ensembles of the Moravian Church, spirituals and the blues, country music, folk music, jazz and Christian rock music.', Classical Music Magazine