Justorum Animae

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Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045160
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Justorum Animae. for SATB unaccompanied Meaning 'Souls of the Righteous', this reflective anthem is especially suitable for the Feast of All Saints but may be sung at any time of year. Jackson masterfully balances the still, mesmerizing music of the opening and close with a more agitated and emotionally powerful central section. This piece is suitable for church and secular mixed-voice choirs, and a non-singing translation of the text is included.

Catalogue Of Choral Music Arranged In Biblical Order

Author: James H. Laster
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461726646
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Catalogue Of Choral Music Arranged In Biblical Order. This second edition of Laster's Catalog combines in one volume the listings from the first catalog with the voluminous material that has appeared since 1973, more than doubling the number of citations. It is designed as an aid for the church musician and/or pastor seeking to plan unified worship services. It will also be of use to those church musicians who follow the Liturgical Calendar and plan music appropriate to the appointed lessons, as well as a source for non-church choir directors who would like to locate choral settings based on a particular passage from Scripture. Entries are arranged from Genesis through Revelation. Each main entry citation provides the biblical reference (book, chapter, and verse), as well as a reference to additional passages from Scripture used in the anthem. The composer, arranger, or editor and the title are listed as they appear on the octavo. Information on voicing, solos, and instrumental accompaniment is noted; the name of the publisher, the most recent date of publication and the octavo number appear at the end of each citation, where information on instrumental parts, other versions of the same title, and collections where the work might appear are also listed. Composer and title indexes round off the work.

Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina

Author: Clara Marvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135617546
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Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina. First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Dies Irae

Author: Robert Chase
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0585471622
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Dies Irae. Since time immemorial, the response of the living to death has been to commemorate the life of the departed through ceremonies and rituals. For nearly two millennia, the Christian quest for eternal peace has been expressed in a poetic-musical structure known as the requiem. Traditional requiem texts, among them the anonymous medieval Latin poem Dies Irae ('Day of Wrath'), have inspired an untold number of composers in different ages and serving different religions, Western and Eastern. This book, the first comprehensive survey of requiem music for nearly half a century, provides a great deal of diverse and detailed information that will be of use to the professional musician, the musical scholar, the choral conductor, the theologian and liturgist, and the general reader. The main body of the guide is a description of some 250 requiems. Each entry includes a concise biography of the composer and a description of the composition. Details of voicing, orchestration, editions, and discography are given. An extensive bibliography includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, prayer books, monographs, and articles. An appendix lists more than 1700 requiems not discussed within the main text.

Tonic To The Nation Making English Music In The Festival Of Britain

Author: Nathaniel G. Lew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317009878
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Tonic To The Nation Making English Music In The Festival Of Britain. Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the 1951 Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the Festival, and explores how these long-overlooked components of the Festival helped define English music in the post-war period. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, Lew looks closely at the work of the newly chartered Arts Council of Great Britain, for whom the Festival of Britain provided the first chance to assert its authority over British culture. The Arts Council devised many musical programs for the Festival, including commissions of new concert works, a vast London Season of almost 200 concerts highlighting seven centuries of English musical creativity, and several schemes to commission and perform new operas. These projects were not merely directed at bringing audiences to hear new and old national music, but to share broader goals of framing the national repertory, negotiating between the conflicting demands of conservative and progressive tastes, and using music to forge new national definitions in a changed post-war world.

Aspects Of Orality And Formularity In Gregorian Chant

Author: Theodore Karp
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810112384
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Aspects Of Orality And Formularity In Gregorian Chant. A study of medieval monophonic music. The text focuses on its movement away from the concept of chants as products and towards the idea of chants as processes. The essays are loosely connected through their bearing on one or more of three themes: the role of orality in the transmission of chants circa 700-1400; varying degrees of stability or instability in the transmission of chant; and the role of the formula in the construction of chant.

Palestrina And The German Romantic Imagination

Author: James Garratt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139433938
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Palestrina And The German Romantic Imagination. Focusing on the reception of Palestrina, this bold interdisciplinary study explains how and why the works of a sixteenth-century composer came to be viewed as a paradigm for modern church music. It explores the diverse ways in which later composers responded to his works and style, and expounds a provocative model for interpreting compositional historicism. In addition to presenting insights into the works of Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Liszt, the book offers fresh perspectives on the institutional, aesthetic and ideological frameworks sustaining the cultivation of choral music in this period. This publication provides an overview and analysis of the relation between the Palestrina revival and nineteenth-century composition and it demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts, such as the Gothic revival.

The Hymnal 1982 Companion

Author: Raymond F. Glover
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898691436
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The Hymnal 1982 Companion. The complete four-volume set includes major essays and relevant discussions of the musical forms in The Hymnal 1982 which cover such topics as popular religious song, cultural diversity, the relationship between The Hymnal 1982 and the liturgies of The Book of Common Prayer, the development of service music in the Episcopal Church, hymn forms, and a brief history of Christian hymnody in the United States and Britain. In addition, complete information is given on all hymns and service music which includes the sources of text and music as well as biographical and technical facts. (2,949 pp)