Thomas Schipperges, Bärenreiter basic knowledge. music and bible 1+2

two volumes divided into Old and New Testament

The Bible is a central text of European music history that has inspired generations of composers and artists. Many works of music are unintelligible without a basic knowledge of the Bible. The two volumes in this series provide this basic knowledge of Biblical figures, stories, and motifs, including the Creation, Adam and Eve, David and Goliath, the Psalms, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Matthew, the Magnificat, the Archangel Michael, and many others.

It introduces them in lively two-page portraits, following the order of the Bible itself.

It thereby sheds light on music history from the vantage point of its Biblical foundations and, conversely, presents basic Biblical texts from the perspective of their musical settings. An ideal reference book for lovers of sacred music, students, church musicians, theologians, and journalists.

Author: Schipperges, Thomas
first published 2009
ISBN: 978-3-7618-1944-9 / ISBN 978-3-7618-1945-6
Pages: 146 and 143 pages; bound in boards

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