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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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Examines this hymn of praise in the light of recent scholarship and interprets it through selected musical excerpts from the greatest compositions of the last six centuries.

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The Magnificat, the song which according to the Gospel of Luke (1:44-55), Mary sang to Elizabeth, has become a mainstay in the liturgies of both the Eastern and Western Churches. In The Magnificat: Musicians as Biblical Interpreters, Samuel Terrien examines this poem in the light of recent scholarship and interprets the text through selected musical excerpts from the greatest compositions of the last six centuries. After the investigating the composition and strophe structure of The Magnificat, Terrien goes back and provides a detailed commentary on it strophe by strophe. Then , for each strophe he chooses examples of musicians who have interpreted it in their own manner, revealing meanings that have escaped both scholars and preachers. The musicians include such greats as J. S. Bach, Telemann, Monteverdi, and Vivaldie. This book is without parallel, for it bridges two disciplines: biblical scholarship and the history of religious music. From the Ars Nova (c. 1350) to Penderecki (1972), the musical illustrations open up unexpected overtones of meaning for Christian worshipers, whether clergy, church musicians, or laity. -- Midwest Book Review

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