Publications

Christian Music from Asia for the World (DVD)

This DVD breaks open the gift that is the indigenous Christian music of Asia, showcasing some of the best music and chronicling the pioneering work of Dr. I-o Loh – a visionary and advocate of music across Asian cultures.

Through interviews and singing, this DVD helps music directors in North American churches bring the wonderful diversity of Christian music from Asia to their congregations,e expanding the breadth and depth of musical repertoire.

Throughout this DVD you will hear the wisdom of Dr. I-to Loh along with commentary from a host of practitioners and music scholars. You will learn about the profound impact that Dr. I-to Loh has had on Asian Christian music, how Asian music can deepen and enrich your worship, and what resources are available to help you introduce these beautiful melodies and plaintive, reflective texts to your congregation.

Every Christian community in the Western world is experiencing a growth in cultural diversity. It is only fitting that that we embrace the music of the Asian world in a spirit of welcome and hospitality. Let Christian Music from Asia for the World aid you in the journey toward inclusive worship.

Filmed during the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Symposium 2013 at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA.

Executive Producer
Robert J. Batastini
Producer-Director
Edwin de Jong
Assistant Producer
Swee Hong Lim
Editor
Edwin de Jong
Camera
Edwin de Jong, Steve Niedzielski
Publication Year
2014
Publisher
GIA Publications, Inc.
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In Search for Asian Sounds and Symbols in Worship

This volume of collected essays by Professor I-to Loh, the foremost Asian church musician and ethnomusicologyst, introduces a new generation of Christians in Asia and beyond the theological vision and issues of contexualisation of Asian liturgy and music. The essays, edited and introduced by Michael Poon, span over 25 years of research, music composition, and teaching. The book also includes a foreward by Lo Lung Kwong and an interprative ssay by Lim Swee Hong. It makes an ideal textbook for seminary courses on Asian church music and theologial contextualization.

AUTHOR:
Loh I-to
EDITOR:
Michael Poon
PAGES:
258
PUBLICATION YEAR:
2012
PUBLISHER:
Trinity Theological College
ISBN 13:
978-981-07-1069-9
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Trinity Theological College
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Hymnal Companion to Sound the Bamboo: Asian Hymns in Their Cultural and Liturgical Contexts

The world of hymnody has a new, highly authoritative reference for seemingly “all things” related to Asian Christian hymnody. Noted hymnologist I-to Loh has gathered and assembled his studies and experiences and that of many, many colleagues relating to the history and practice of hymnody of a part of our world comprising many cultures and countries, not to mention spiritual influences. 

AUTHOR:
I-to Loh
PAGES:
654
PUBLICATION YEAR:
2011
ISBN:
978-1-57999-781-6
PUBLISHER:
GIA Publications, Inc.
LANGUAGE:
Main text: English; Hymn texts: Various
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GIA Publications
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Sound the Bamboo: CCA Hymnal 2000

An updated version of the 2000 Christian Conference of Asia hymnal, this revised version is filled with indigenous Asian hymns, songs, and ritual music from over 20 different countries representing 44 Asian languages. The majority of the book’s contents come from “grass roots” churches; many of the selections were transcribed in cities and small villages all over the Asian region.

Each song includes a transliteration of the featured language using standard romanization along with the English translation of the text. The editor’s notes offer helpful information regarding pronunciation, notation, and transcription along with a description of musical styles and performance suggestions.

Sound the Bamboo also provides thorough indexes for easy and instructive reference. This hymnal truly demonstrates how God’s name can be proclaimed and praised across cultures with unity despite diversity.

Author:
I-to Loh
Pages:
365
Publication Year:
2000
Language:
English and Various Asian
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GIA Publications

 

Sing a New Song to the Lord

Published: 1987

A collection of Chinese anthems, with casette and score. Tainan, Taiwan: Tainan Theological College and Seminary; and Manila, Philippines: AILM.