O Sing Unto the Lord

A History of English Church Music

Author: Andrew Gant

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022646962X

Category: History

Page: 464

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In this expansive cultural history, Andrew Gant traces English sacred music from the Latin chant of late antiquity to the great proliferation and diversification of styles seen in contemporary repertoires. The book explores church music in its great variety of forms and performance contexts: cathedral music and music performed at small country parishes, hymns sung in church and at gatherings, all the way up to today's mixture and hybridization of the traditional and contemporary styles. Most of all, it illuminates how political battles and sweeping changes in worship affected the church music profession; how musicians, clergy, and worshipers responded; and how the repertory was reinvented many times over as a result. This work was first brought out by Profile Books in 2015. The author has contributed a new preface for our edition, offering reflections on English church music in its American contexts.
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Medium Law

Author: Daithí Mac Síthigh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317195035

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Why should anyone care about the medium of communication today, especially when talking about media law? In today’s digital society, many emphasise convergence and seek new regulatory approaches. In Medium Law, however, the ‘medium theory’ insights of Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and the Toronto School of Communication are drawn upon as part of an argument that differences between media, and technological definitions, continue to play a crucial role in the regulation of the media. Indeed, Mac Síthigh argues that the idea of converged, cross-platform, medium-neutral media regulation is unattainable in practice and potentially undesirable in substance. This is demonstrated through the exploration of the regulation of a variety of platforms such as films, games, video-on-demand and premium rate telephone services. Regulatory areas discussed include content regulation, copyright, tax relief for producers and developers, new online services, conflicts between regulatory systems, and freedom of expression. This timely and topical volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Law, Policy, Regulation, Media Studies, Communications History, and Cultural Studies.
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Music: Ideas in Profile

Author: Andrew Gant

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832513

Category: Music

Page: 93

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Ideas in Profile Series Is music a science or an art? It's both, as Andrew Gant reveals in this lively and accessible account of what music is and what it's for. Music has been central to life since the dawn of humankind and is intimately bound up with the origins of language. Andrew Gant introduces us to its long history and its many genres and manifestations. He explains how composers compose, players play and singers sing. He looks at how musical styles develop, the ways they fall in and out of fashion, and why certain kinds of music - dancing and love songs, for example - is a universal in human culture. He considers how music is composed, the nature of genius and the workings of inspiration. He shows how music can be composed and used to stir patriotism, instill courage, reinforce identity, sell a product, or make a political point. And he goes beyond humans to examine music in the natural world in the creativity of birdsong. This is, in short, the ideal introduction to a very big subject.
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A History of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Author: Barra Boydell

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830443

Category: Music

Page: 218

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Christ Church cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in a catholic country. Musical and archival sources (the most extensive for any Irish cathedral) provide a unique perspective on the history of music in Ireland.
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Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Johann Sebastian Bach

A Very Brief History

Author: Andrew Gant

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281079595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Bach explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and work, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with him? Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part explores the intellectual and cultural ‘afterlife’ of Bach, and considers the ways in which his impact has lasted and how his music has been interpreted by later generations. Why is he still considered important today? And what aspects of his legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future? The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.
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How to Murder Your Life

Selbstporträt eines Hochglanzjunkies

Author: Cat Marnell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Temporeich und tragikomisch: die Geschichte von New Yorks berüchtigtstem Party Girl Mit 26 hat Cat Marnell es geschafft: Sie schreibt für Hochglanz-Fashionmagazine, kennt Anna Wintour persönlich und ist das Enfant terrible der New Yorker Partyszene. Doch Cat, die schon als Kind von ihrem Vater mit Medikamenten versorgt wurde, führt ein Doppelleben. Tagsüber umgeben von Glamour und Luxus, tanzt sie nachts high und halbnackt durch die Clubs der Stadt. Sie sucht ihr Glück in Sex und Drogen und hasst sich dafür, findet wochenlang keinen Schlaf und verliebt sich in die falschen Männer – bis ihr Leben vollends aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät. Eine schmerzhaft-schöne Tour de Force durch das chaotische Leben einer ehrgeizigen Frau, die einfach nicht nein sagen kann.
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The Carols of Christmas

A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs

Author: Andrew Gant

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718031539

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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From Oxford professor and renowned British composer, a joyous account of the history behind our favorite carols. Everyone loves a carol—in the end, even Ebenezer Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of mid-winter mood, like the aroma of gingerbread or the twinkle of lights on a tree. It’s a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic? Andrew Gant—choirmaster, church musician, university professor, and writer—tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unraveling a captivating, and often surprising, tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys and choirboys. Readers get to delve into the history such favorites as “Good King Wenceslas,” “Away in a Manger,” and “O, Tannenbaum,” discovering along the way how “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” came to replace “Hark, how all the welkin’ ring” and how Ralph Vaughan Williams applied the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth century American pilgrim to make “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” A charming book that brims with anecdote, expert knowledge, and Christmas spirit, this is a fittingly joyous account of one of the best-loved musical traditions.
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Freut euch und jubelt

Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814765

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.
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Church Music

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church music

Page: N.A

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History of music in sound

Opera and church music, 1630-1750

Author: Gerald Abraham,Jack Allan Westrup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cantatas

Page: N.A

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