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Music as Mission: Hierarchies of Sound and Difference

Music as Mission: Hierarchies of Sound and Difference Music as Mission Hierarchies of Sound and Diff erence Lauren Eldridge Stewart ach morning of summer music camp in Cange, Haiti, a hymn is sung, a prayer is lift ed, and morning announcements are given. One hymn, “Jésus Ete confi e,” sticks in my mind long aft er the last childish voice fades into screaming, laughter, and rehearsal: Jésus te confi e Jesus charges you Une œuvre d’amour To a work of love Utile et bénie Useful and blessed Jusqu’à son retour. Until his return. Cette sainte tâche This small holy task Veux- tu l’accomplir Will you do Pour Lui, sans relâche, For Him, without respite, Sans jamais faiblir? Never faltering? Prie, agis, jour après jour, Pray and act, day aft er day, Sans broncher sur ton Sauveur avec amour. Without stumble, to your Savior with love. Sois fi dèle, obéissant Be faithful, obedient Et le maître rendra ton travail puissant. And the Master will make your work powerful. The hymn is sung a cappella, and most of the children sing from memo- ry. They sound as if they are singing phonetically from a hymn book, with each syllable— even the trickier silent ones— matching a diff erent note. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture University of Nebraska Press

Music as Mission: Hierarchies of Sound and Difference

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University of Nebraska Press
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Abstract

Music as Mission Hierarchies of Sound and Diff erence Lauren Eldridge Stewart ach morning of summer music camp in Cange, Haiti, a hymn is sung, a prayer is lift ed, and morning announcements are given. One hymn, “Jésus Ete confi e,” sticks in my mind long aft er the last childish voice fades into screaming, laughter, and rehearsal: Jésus te confi e Jesus charges you Une œuvre d’amour To a work of love Utile et bénie Useful and blessed Jusqu’à son retour. Until his return. Cette sainte tâche This small holy task Veux- tu l’accomplir Will you do Pour Lui, sans relâche, For Him, without respite, Sans jamais faiblir? Never faltering? Prie, agis, jour après jour, Pray and act, day aft er day, Sans broncher sur ton Sauveur avec amour. Without stumble, to your Savior with love. Sois fi dèle, obéissant Be faithful, obedient Et le maître rendra ton travail puissant. And the Master will make your work powerful. The hymn is sung a cappella, and most of the children sing from memo- ry. They sound as if they are singing phonetically from a hymn book, with each syllable— even the trickier silent ones— matching a diff erent note.

Journal

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and CultureUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Sep 4, 2019

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