Plainsong in the Age of Polyphony

Plainsong in the Age of Polyphony
Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly,Thomas F. Kelly
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1992-01-16
ISBN: 9780521401609
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From at least the eighth century and for about a thousand years the repertory of music now known as Gregorian chant, or plainsong, formed the largest body of written music, and was the most frequently performed and the most assiduously studied music in Western civilisation. It lay at the root of all instruction in practical music, and in some sense was at the core of the enormous portion of notated music that survives today. But plainsong did not follow rigid conventions. It seems increasingly clear that, whatever may have been intended with respect to uniformity and tradition, the practice of plainsong varied considerably within time and place. It is just this variation, this living quality of plainsong, that these essays address. In addition, much new information is made available on the study of local rites and practices, and on the liturgical matrix of important polyphonic repertories. The contributors - leading scholars in their field - have sought information from a wide variety of areas: liturgy, architecture, art history, secular and ecclesiastical history, and hagiography, as a step towards reassembling the fragments of cultural history into the rich mosaic from which they came.

Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Kent Haruf
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-04-03
ISBN: 9780375726934
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Book Award Finalist A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together—their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

The Elements of Plainsong

The Elements of Plainsong
Author: Henry Bremridge Briggs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chants (Anglican)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hymnal 1982

The Hymnal 1982
Author: Church Publishing
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1985-06-01
ISBN: 0898696836
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hymnal 1982 Book Excerpt:

The normative edition for all who sing — choir and congregation alike — containing all hymns and service music.

A General Outline of Plainsong

A General Outline of Plainsong
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gregorian chants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Elements of Plainsong

The Elements of Plainsong
Author: Walter Howard Frere,G. H. Palmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gregorian chants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten
Author: Graham Elliott
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2005-12-08
ISBN: 0191541710
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benjamin Britten Book Excerpt:

Since Britten's death in 1976, numerous articles and books have been written about his life and work. Much has been made of the strong influences of his pacifism and his homosexuality. It is often suggested that Britten felt himself to be an outsider from 'normal' society, and that this accounts for the his concern to portray the 'outsider' in his operas. There is no doubt that this is an important aspect of Britten's art, but the present work attempts to show that his music embraces much wider and more universal concerns, and in addressing those concerns there is a clearly defined pattern of spiritual influence. Part One of the book examines Britten's early life, and the strong presence which the Church had in his childhood and adolescence. It explores the way in which certain spiritual influences were first manifested, and how, like the more specifically musical 'themes' which Donald Mitchell has noted, they can be traced throughout Britten's life and work. The author was privileged to have conversations with two clergymen who were influential in Britten's life, as well as gathering valuable insights through a long series of conversations with Sir Peter Pears. Part Two examines a wide range of the composer's music in which a spiritual dimension can be traced. The specifically liturgical music has received rather less critical notice than Britten's larger works. The music is discussed here, and shown to possess musical characteristics in common with the larger works. Britten could not be described as a conventional Christian; still less is it true to describe him, as Eric Walter White has done, as 'keen, wherever possible, to work within the framework of the Church of England'. Nevertheless, his spirituality was rooted in the religious experience of his childhood. This book seeks to demonstrate that Britten retained a sense of the Christian values absorbed in childhood and adolescence, and that these - along with the specifically Christian heritage of plainsong - were strongly influential in his choice and treatment of themes.

Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer
Author: Church Publishing
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 1976
Release: 1985-06
ISBN: 9780898692440
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Common Prayer Book Excerpt:

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer with the Singers Edition of The Hymnal 1982 containing all hymns and service music. Leather, gold edges, ribbon markers, gift box.

Guillaume Du Fay

Guillaume Du Fay
Author: Alejandro Planchart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1108547702
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guillaume Du Fay Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the work of one of medieval music's most important figures, and in so doing presents an extended panorama of musical life in Europe at the end of the middle ages. Guillaume Du Fay rose from obscure beginnings to become the most significant composer of the fifteenth century, a man courted by kings and popes, and this study of his life and career provides a detailed examination of his entire output, including a number of newly discovered works. As well as offering musical analysis, this volume investigates his close association with the Cathedral of Cambrai, and explores how, at a time when music was becoming increasingly professionalised, Du Fay forged his own identity as 'a composer'. This detailed biography will be highly valuable for those interested in the history of medieval and church music, as well as for scholars of Du Fay's musical legacy.

A Manual of Plain Song

A Manual of Plain Song
Author: Thomas Helmore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gregorian chants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Organ Works of Marcel Dupr

The Organ Works of Marcel Dupr
Author: Graham Steed
Publsiher: Pendragon Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781576470077
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All Things Necessary

All Things Necessary
Author: Marti Rideout
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 0898698944
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Necessary Book Excerpt:

A Guide to the Practice of Church Music by Marion J. Hatchett was published by Church Hymnal Corporation in 1989 and was an invaluable resource for church musicians, clergy, and educational programs in the church, such as the Leadership Program for Musicians (LPM). Since that time our liturgical language expanded and changed the scope of our worship offerings. The hymnody of other cultures, as well as hymn writers from the past thirty years, has influenced congregational song. The use of the Revised Common Lectionary has necessitated the need for new liturgical and music planning texts. All Things Necessary: A Practical Guide for Episcopal Church Musicians by Marti Rideout is a resource for musicians serving in Episcopal Churches who come from other denominations; clergy who desire to have a deeper appreciation for church music and who seek a resource that will help them in their ministries; those who are new to church work, and those who have served the church but desire to expand their knowledge. This book provides: - Comprehensive information about the Episcopal Church, The Book of Common Prayer (1979), liturgical resources published since then and the opportunities for music within the various rites, The Hymnal 1982 and all hymnal supplements and resources written since that publication. - A philosophy of music in the Episcopal Church. - A complete compilation of service music and canticles for the Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist and Sacraments from Church Publishing’s six main hymnal sources. - Suggestions for the singing of Psalms and planning liturgies throughout the liturgical year. - Extensive lists of sources for most aspects of church music and liturgy, terms and definitions from an Episcopal perspective, and a practical bibliography.

Symphonie romane

Symphonie romane
Author: Charles Marie Widor
Publsiher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 0895793814
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Music History During the Renaissance Period 1520 1550

Music History During the Renaissance Period  1520 1550
Author: Blanche Gangwere
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780313292484
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music History During the Renaissance Period 1520 1550 Book Excerpt:

Lists concise information on musical theory, notation, style, performance practices, and composition from the middle of the Renaissance Period.

Harvard Dictionary of Music

Harvard Dictionary of Music
Author: Willi Apel
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 968
Release: 1969
ISBN: 9780674375017
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harvard Dictionary of Music Book Excerpt:

Contains nearly 1000 pages of precise and accessible information on all musical subjects.

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Living Church

The Living Church
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians A D 1450 1880 by Eminent Writers English and Foreign

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians  A D  1450 1880  by Eminent Writers  English and Foreign
Author: George Grove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of Music and Musicians A D 1450 1889

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians  A D  1450 1889
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Entrances

Entrances
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780898697186
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entrances Book Excerpt:

Entrances: Gregorian Chant in Daily Life is going to surprise you. Rembert Herbert locates the origins of chant, not in medieval monasticism as most would have it, but in the older wisdom of the Early Church fathers. If you have tried (and failed) to enter into the difficult, even alien scriptural commentaries of the fathers, Entrances will help. And once you are introduced to the mind (the "symbolic mind") and method of the fathers, you may read scripture and sing chant very differently. Entrances offers help, advice, and reassurance to those who long to form a choir and worship with this challenging, rewarding music. The style of singing used in chant -- so different from other Western music -- is examined in detail, and the systematic explanations of chant notation will alleviate most singers' fear of square notes, neumes, the occasional dragging punctum, and other oddities. To these basics have been added twelve appendices that offer information ranging from a pronunciation guide for "church Latin" to several liturgies, complete with commentary, rubrics, and musical settings. Book jacket.