A Dictionary of Church Music
This short dictionary gives definitions of the many terms used to describe Christian church music. It does not describe composers or works; instead the definitions are for styles and forms of music found in traditional church services. Thus it describes the difference between an antiphon and an anthem, and defines church cantatas, fugues and Gregorian chants. It also contains many descriptions of the different stops found on church organs and the description of church bells includes a good description of change ringing, an unusual musical tradition most popular in England, although its use can be found world-wide. Use of this book requires some knowledge of music and its terms.