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 a variety of 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 seems to be in Western song. In The Bible in tune: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More, students Siobhán Dowling lengthy and John F. A. Sawyer right this hole in Biblical reference literature, delivering for the 1st time a handy consultant to musical interpretations of the Bible. along examples of classical track from the center a while via glossy instances, Dowling lengthy and Sawyer additionally convey recognition to the Bible’s influence on pop culture with various entries on hymns, spirituals, musicals, movie song, and modern well known music.

Each access comprises crucial information regarding the unique context of the paintings (date, composer, etc.) and, the place suitable, its afterlife in literature, movie, politics, and liturgy. It contains 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 historic 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 acquainted with the Bible, however it is usually designed to inspire choirs, musicians, musicologists, teachers, academics, and scholars of tune and non secular schooling to find and practice a few much less famous items, in addition to aiding them to hear normal track with a clean knowledge of what it truly is about.

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