All the Music of the Bible

All the Music of the Bible

Author: Herbert Lockyer

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781565635319

Category: Music

Page: 224

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An exploration of muscial expression in scripture and church hymnody.

The Bible in Music

The Bible in Music

Author: Siobhán Dowling Long

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810884526

Category: Music

Page: 373

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There have been numerous publications in the last decades on the Bible in literature, film, and art. But until now, no reference work has yet appeared on the Bible as it appears in Western music. In The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, scholars Siobhán Dowling Long and John F. A. Sawyer correct this gap in Biblical reference literature, providing for the first time a convenient guide to musical interpretations of the Bible. Alongside examples of classical music from the Middle Ages through modern times, Dowling Long and Sawyer also bring attention to the Bible’s impact on popular culture with numerous entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, film music, and contemporary popular music. Each entry contains essential information about the original context of the work (date, composer, etc.) and, where relevant, its afterlife in literature, film, politics, and liturgy. It includes an index of biblical references and an index of biblical names, as well as a detailed timeline that brings to the fore key events, works, and publications, placing them in their historical context. There is also a bibliography, a glossary of technical terms, and an index of artists, authors, and composers. The Bible in Music will fascinate anyone familiar with the Bible, but it is also designed to encourage choirs, musicians, musicologists, lecturers, teachers, and students of music and religious education to discover and perform some less well-known pieces, as well as helping them to listen to familiar music with a fresh awareness of what it is about.

The Bible in Music

The Bible in Music

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868488

Category: Music

Page: 579

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This book explores the relationship between the Bible and the world of music, an association that is recorded from ancient times in the Old Testament, and one that has continued to characterize the cultural self-expression of Western Civilization ever since. The study surveys the emergence of this close relationship in the era following the end of the Roman Empire and through the Middle Ages, taking particular note of the role of Gregorian chant, folk music and the popularity of mystery, morality and passion plays in reflection of the Sacred Scripture and its themes during those times. With the emergence of polyphony and the advent of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, the interaction between the Bible and music increased dramatically, culminating in the evolution of opera and oratorio as specific genres during the Renaissance and the Early Baroque period. Both these genres have proved essential to the interplay between sacred revelation and the various types of music that have come to determine cultural expression in the history of Europe. The book initially provides an overview of how the various themes and types of Biblical literature have been explored in the story of Western music. It then looks closely at the role of oratorio and opera over four centuries, considering the most famous and striking examples and considering how the music has responded in different ages to the sacred text and narrative. The last chapter examines how biblical theology has been used to dramatic purpose in a particular operatic genre – that of French Grand Opera. The academic apparatus includes an iconography, a detailed bibliography and an index of biblical and musical references, themes and subjects.

Retellings — The Bible in Literature, Music, Art and Film

Retellings — The Bible in Literature, Music, Art and Film

Author: J.Cheryl Exum

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047440123

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The eight lively contributions to this volume, appearing concurrently in a special issue of the journal Biblical Interpretation, illustrate a range of exciting approaches to the newly developing area of the reception history of the Bible in literature, music, art and film. (Originally published as issue 4-5 of Volume 15 (2007) of Brill's journal Biblical Interpretation)

The Bible Case for Instrumental Music

The Bible Case for Instrumental Music

Author: Robert D. Ballard

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781602661318

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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"This book refers to the over 180 places in the Bible where instrumental music is used to praise God. The book tries to arrive at the conclusion a man would derive if he had never read the Bible before and now reads it for the first time, using all the scriptures in the Bible on instrumental music."--Back cover

Music in the Hebrew Bible

Music in the Hebrew Bible

Author: Jonathan L. Friedmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476614397

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Music in the Hebrew Bible investigates musical citations in the Hebrew Bible and their relevance for our times. Most biblical musical references are addressed, either alone or as a grouping, and each is considered from a modern perspective. The book consists of one hundred brief essays divided into four parts. Part one offers general overviews of musical contexts, recurring musical-biblical themes and discussions of basic attitudes and tendencies of the biblical authors and their society. Part two presents essays uncovering what the Torah (Pentateuch) has to say about music, both literally and allegorically. The third part includes studies on music’s place in Nevi’im (Prophets) and the perceived link between musical expression and human-divine contact. Part four is comprised of essays on musical subjects derived from the disparate texts of Ketuvim (Writings).

Bible & Music

Bible & Music

Author: Max Stern

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1602801665

Category: Music

Page: 569

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The story of the Bible as told through music, Bible & Music is a ground-breaking conceptual study about the influence of the Bible on the history of Western music; the history of music as seen from the perspectives of the Bible. The focus is on diverse treatments of biblical subjects and characters in various genres, styles and cultural contexts, arranged according to the order of books of the Old Testament (except for Psalms which will be treated in a later volume). Scriptural themes are approached in their cultural reception in relation to composer, historical period, social context, genre, performing medium and style as they contribute to give expression, meaning and "Voice" to the biblical "Word'. Each chapter explores a specific composition or compositions drawn from the worlds of traditional, folk, liturgical, popular, classical and contemporary music. Extensive lists of musical works, bibliographies, biblical references to music and appendixes on musical instruments in the Bible, along with a comprehensive index make this work a handy reference tool [Publisher description].

The Rebirth of Music

The Rebirth of Music

Author: LaMar Boschman

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768498905

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Your music can be filled with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit! The Rebirth of Music is quickly becoming a classic in its presentation of the Bible's major emphasis on music. You will discover why music is mentioned 989 times in the Scriptures and why God places such a major priority on it. Some of the topics include: Music - Where does it come from? Music and satan Which music is of God? Music in Heaven - What will it be like? Music in warfare and in healing "I highly recommend The Rebirth of Music to anyone involved in music ministry or anyone who simply wants to better understand music's role in our lives according to Scripture --Phil Driscoll

Music in Biblical Life

Music in Biblical Life

Author: Jonathan L. Friedmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786474097

Category: Music

Page: 209

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Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact. This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres: the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15), King Saul and David's harp (1 Sam. 16), the use of music in prophecy, and the Book of Psalms. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel.