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Songs, Song-books, and Sheet Music

  1. Bahá'í Classes Songsheets (2008). Compilation of 99 songs, with lyrics and chords to songs by Gloria Faizi, Red and Kathy Grammer, Kathy Liebman, Cat Winterfox, Jackie Elliot, Tom Price, Steve Seskin, Allen Shamblin, Mildred McClellan, Wiley Rinaldi, Bob Simms, Lloyd Haynes, et al.
  2. Louise R. Waite. Bahá'í Hymns of Peace and Praise (1908). Fourteen hymns, with sheet music.
  3. Anonymous. Bahá'í Hymns, The: Explanations and Meanings (n.d.). Four page summary of some Bahá'í hymns, followed by study questions.
  4. Michael Knopf. Bahá'í or Spiritual Themed Musical Works (1990). Dozens of musical scores in .pdf and .musx formats, drawn from a lifetime of original music, from a large scale oratorio to smaller choral pieces and didactic work, written by a composer and concert guitarist.
  5. Child Education Committee of Greater Houston, comp. Bahá'í Song Book (2005). Lyrics to 95 popular Bahá'í songs, including prayers and writings that are often sung.
  6. Bahá'í Songs with Guitar Chords (2008). Compilation of 78 songs, with lyrics and chords to many songs, mostly Bahá'í, but including some popular children's songs. Authors' names not included.
  7. Baha'i Songs with Sheet Music (n.d.). 49 songs with music.
  8. Daniel Akira Stadnicki. Hidden Words and Sounds: Tracing Iranian Legacies and Traumas in the Music of the Bahá'ís of North America (2019). On the legacy of Persian culture, aesthetics, and history of religious persecution as reflected in Bahá'í American music; themes of religious oppression, persecution, and martyrdom; Iranian diaspora, transnational music-making, and cosmopolitanism.
  9. Sarah Munro and David Cerpa et al. Instrument of Music, The: A Musical Comedy (2019). Dramatization of the role of music in the expansion and consolidation of Bahá’í communities, drawing on the example of Latin America, and the impact and use of music to contribute to the growth of any community.
  10. R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram. Music, Devotions, and Mashriqu'l-Adhkar (1987). An in-depth examination of the development of music and hymns within American Bahá'í devotional life, some history of the Chicago community, and the architecture and construction of the Wilmette temple. Includes sheet music and design plans.
  11. William Sears. Remember Bill Sears: musical meditations (n.d.). Four musical pieces accompanying selections from the speeches of Sears.
  12. Margaret Caton. Sacred Refrains: Arabic and Persian Dhikrs in the Bahá'í Community (2024). introduction to dhikr (remembrances) and the use of music in Bahá'í spiritual practices; 74 recordings from 58 sacred texts, including original Arabic and Persian languages with English translation, music transcription, and historical context.
  13. Louise R. Waite. Temple Song (1910). Sheet music and audio for an early American Bahá'í song.
  14. Istvan Dely. Wildfire: Reflections on Music, Drama, and Dance (2006). Istvan Dely's reflections on music, dance and drama within the Bahá'í community.
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