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Author Greene, David B

Title The theology of Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Credo, and Verdi's Dies Irae : how listening to sung theology leads to the contemplation of God / David B. Greene ; with a preface by Jonathan N. Badger
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (132 pages)
Contents Chapter One: Sacred Music, Theology, and Spirituality; Chapter Two: Hearing Mozart's Mass in C Minor: When Relating to Music is Relating to God; Chapter Three: "Et Resurrexit" from Bach's Mass in B Minor: Meditations on Discontinuous Continuity; Chapter Four: Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time: New Visions of New Time
Summary In pieces of music set to biblical or liturgical texts, the musical connections of one passage or one movement to one another. In a musical sense, these texts have a meaning and significance that can be and often distinct from the meanings achieved by syntactic relationships. Sometimes the syntactic meanings are lost in the musical repetitions and overlapping entries of many voices; in the case of texts for different movements, syntactic relations often simply do not exist. Consequently, the music does not merely parallel or illustrates the text's theological meaning or guide an affective resp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Messiah.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Missa solemnis. Credo.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Messa da Requiem. Dies irae
SUBJECT Messa da Requiem (Verdi, Giuseppe) fast
Messiah (Handel, George Frideric) fast
Missa solemnis (Beethoven, Ludwig van) fast
Subject Music -- Religious aspects.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Music -- Religious aspects
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Music Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773411685