Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their by Benjamin Brand

By Benjamin Brand

within the center a while, relic cults provoked wealthy expressions of devotion not just in hagiographic literature and visible artwork but additionally in liturgical tune and formality. regardless of the long-recognized inter-play among those diversified media, historians of the interval not often combine research of sacred tune into their examine on different modes of worship espoused by means of relic cults. Holy Treasure and Sacred music situates this oft-neglected but serious area of spiritual lifestyles on the heart of an exam of relic cults in medieval Tuscany. lengthy famous as a middle of inventive innovation throughout the Renaissance, this area additionally boasted the wealthy and good documented veneration of holy bishops and martyrs buried within the cathedrals and suburban shrines of its crucial towns. writer Benjamin model finds that the track composed to honor those neighborhood saints - no fewer than 90 chants for the Mass and Divine place of work - have been crucial elements of bigger devotional campaigns that incorporated the recording in their existence tales and the development and ornament in their shrines. moreover, the neighborhood Tuscan clerics who assumed keep an eye on of those campaigns with the reason of gaining either temporal and religious energy drew on influential worldwide types - literary, architectural, musical, and formality - from preeminent ecu powers, Rome and the Carolingian Empire. by means of integrating exact analyses of plainsong and sacred ritual into this wealthy landscape, model lines the dialectic among neighborhood, neighborhood, and pan-European tendencies, revealing the centrality of the liturgy within the improvement of medieval relic cults and, in a broader feel, medieval eu tradition and politics. supplying a wealthy topography of track, liturgy, and devotion via an interdisciplinary technique excellent for the multifaceted nature of medieval relic cults, Holy Treasure and Sacred tune will discover a huge viewers among musicologists and medievalists alike.

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Verzaubertes Hören: Das Zusammenwirken von Musik- und by Beatrice Kunz Pfeiffer

By Beatrice Kunz Pfeiffer

In einem Gottesdienst steht die Erneuerung des Lebens auf dem Spiel. Daher spielt Kunst, z.B. Musik, hier eine zentrale Rolle: Sie eröffnet einen Freiraum der Auseinandersetzung mit verschiedenen Lebensperspektiven und weist über die Alltagserfahrung hinaus in die Erfahrung von Transzendenz hinein. Musik erreicht additionally auf ihre Weise, worauf das Evangelium von der Auferweckung des Gekreuzigten zielt: dass die Gottesdienstgemeinde sich zu Lebendigkeit und Menschlichkeit „verzaubern“ lässt. Das Modell der Incantation zeigt, wie Musik- und Wortteile im Gottesdienst dieses Ziel gemeinsam angehen können.

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Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music by Robert Chase,Jahja Ling

By Robert Chase,Jahja Ling

considering time immemorial, the reaction of the residing to loss of life has been to commemorate the lifetime of the departed via ceremonies and rituals. for almost millennia, the Christian quest for everlasting peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical constitution often called the requiem. conventional requiem texts, between them the nameless medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have encouraged an untold variety of composers in several a while and serving assorted religions, Western and japanese. This publication, the 1st complete survey of requiem track for almost part a century, offers loads of different and distinctive info that would be of use to the pro musician, the musical pupil, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the overall reader. the most physique of the consultant is an outline of a few 250 requiems. every one access incorporates a concise biography of the composer and an outline of the composition. info of voicing, orchestration, variants, and discography are given. an in depth bibliography comprises dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists greater than 1700 requiems now not mentioned in the major text.

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The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More by Siobhán Dowling Long,John F.A. Sawyer

By Siobhán Dowling Long,John F.A. Sawyer

There were various guides within the final many years at the Bible in literature, movie, and paintings. yet previously, no reference paintings has but seemed at the Bible because it appears to be like in Western track. In The Bible in track: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, students Siobhán Dowling lengthy and John F. A. Sawyer right this hole in Biblical reference literature, supplying for the 1st time a handy advisor to musical interpretations of the Bible. along examples of classical tune from the center a long time via sleek occasions, Dowling lengthy and Sawyer additionally convey cognizance to the Bible’s impression on pop culture with a variety of entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, movie tune, and modern well known music.

Each access includes crucial information regarding the unique context of the paintings (date, composer, etc.) and, the place proper, its afterlife in literature, movie, politics, and liturgy. It comprises an index of biblical references and an index of biblical names, in addition to an in depth timeline that brings to the fore key occasions, works, and guides, putting them of their ancient context. there's additionally a bibliography, a word list of technical phrases, and an index of artists, authors, and composers.

The Bible in Music will fascinate someone accustomed to the Bible, however it can also be designed to inspire choirs, musicians, musicologists, teachers, academics, and scholars of song and non secular schooling to find and practice a few much less recognized items, in addition to aiding them to hear widely used track with a clean wisdom of what it's about.

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The Complete Gesù Bambino (The Infant Jesus): Nine Versions by Pietro A. Yon

By Pietro A. Yon

We proudly current The whole Gesù Bambino assortment. This liked Christmas vintage by means of Pietro Yon is gifted the following for prime, medium, and occasional voice with piano accompaniment; piano solo in complicated, intermediate, and simple variants; an organ solo; an organ/piano duet; and for violin and piano. additionally incorporated during this assortment is a biographical caricature of Yon. A needs to for each church musician!

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God's Most Wanted by Glenn Eastman

By Glenn Eastman

Jesus acknowledged His Father is looking for real worship provided by means of actual worshipers. So what sort of worship is on God’s “most sought after” record? How can we turn into the type of worshipers God is seeking and step into who He designed us to be? the hunt to discover solutions will set you on a direction to find find out how to stay an everyday lifetime of precise worship. the way to adventure deep intimacy with the Lord and to be boldly empowered as His ambassador to a damaged world—from a spot of worship!

Glenn Eastman has been top worship for 30 years and likes to train humans how to define the key position with God. sign up for him during this publication for a deep dive into God’s center for worship!

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A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early by Calvin R. Stapert

By Calvin R. Stapert

Even as worship wars within the church and song controversies in society at huge proceed to rage, many of us do not understand that clash over song is going again to the earliest Christians as they sought to dwell out the "new music" in their religion. In A New track for an previous World Calvin Stapert demanding situations modern Christians to profit from the knowledge of the early church within the zone of music.

Stapert attracts parallels among the pagan cultures of the early Christian period and our personal multicultural realities, allowing readers to appreciate the musical principles of early Christian thinkers, from Clement and Tertullian to John Chrysostom and Augustine. Stapert's specialist remedy of the attitudes of the early church towards psalms and hymns at the one hand, and pagan song at the different, is perfect for students of early Christianity, church musicians, and all Christians looking an old but correct standpoint on song of their worship and lives today.

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