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The Magnificat: Musicians As Biblical Interpreters.

Terrien, Samuel; Gebert, Bruce (illustrations).

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ISBN 10: 0809134853 / ISBN 13: 9780809134854
Published by Paulist Press, New York / Mahwah, 1995
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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89 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. Gift inscription from the author. MUSIC. The Magnificat, the song which, according to the Gospel of Luke, Mary sings to Elizabeth, is a mainstay in the liturgies of both the Eastern and Western churches. In this remarkable new book, distinguished editor and scholar SamuelTerrien probes the depths of this poem by a lucid discussion of both recent biblical scholarship and the power of religious music, and then illuminates the text through seleted musical excerpts from the greatest compositions of the last six centuries. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Magnificat, Musicians, Biblical Inerpreters, Religion, H. Schurmann, A. Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, Signed Books). Bookseller Inventory # 69585X1

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Title: The Magnificat: Musicians As Biblical ...

Publisher: Paulist Press, New York / Mahwah

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Printing (unstated)..

Book Type: book

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The Magnificat, the song which, according to the Gospel of Luke, Mary sings to Elizabeth, is a mainstay in the liturgies of both the Eastern and Western churches. In this remarkable new book, distinguished educator and scholar Samuel Terrien probes the depths of this poem by a lucid discussion of both recent biblical scholarship and the power of religious music, and then illuminates the text through selected musical excerpts from the greatest compositions of the last six centuries.

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Samuel Terrien is a Davenport Professor of Hebrew and the Cognate Languages Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary.

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