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Reviewed Elsewhere: Kerry McCarthy, Byrd.

Kerry McCarthy. Byrd.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 282 pp. $41.95 (cloth), ISBN: 9-780-1-953-8875-6.

We know a gratifying amount about William Byrd, partly thanks to quite recent archival rediscoveries, and Kerry McCarthy splendidly and concisely presents it all in this intelligent and affectionate biography. ...

Reviewed Elsewhere: Jonathan Arnold, Sacred Music in Secular Society.

Jonathan Arnold. Sacred Music in Secular Society. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 188 pp. £110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-409-45170-9; £20.99 paperback), ISBN 978-1-409-45171-6.
 
Few would wish to dispute the claim that organised religion in the Western world has, since at least the nineteenth century, been in steady decline.

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