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Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music

Author: Thomas H Troeger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Music as Prayer explores the spiritual and theological character of church music. Author Thomas H. Troeger--a theologian, preacher, poet and flutist-traces how making and listening to music can be an act of prayer, a way of sensing the irrepressible resilience of the divine vitalities, in down-to-earth language that everyone can enjoy. The book employs a wide range of perspectives: from scientific observations about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Troeger, Thomas H., 1945-
Music as prayer
(DLC) 2013008648
(OCoLC)829446178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas H Troeger
ISBN: 9780199330096 0199330093 1299940137 9781299940130
OCLC Number: 859537054
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Music and the Making of Meaning; Music and Metaphor; When the World Falls Apart; Salutary Harmonies; The Great Mighty Ocean Tone; Plucked from the Universe; The Deeper Meaning of Inspiring Music; The Whole Company of Musicians; Church Organist Declared Greatest Composer; How Do You Sing Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus?; To What End Beauty?; 2. The Materiality of Making Music; The Stone Age Ancestors of Organists; Music that Can Never Be Recorded; The Piece You Thought You Would Never Play; How Beautiful and Astounding Are the Feet. The Freedom of ConstraintSilence as the Prelude to Sound; The Rhetoric of Breath; Before the First Note: Getting Centered; Wrong Notes in a Splendid Performance; 3. Music and the Landscape of the Soul; Study Tour of the Human Soul; Musical Hometown; An Antidote to Cognitive Imperialism; The Necessity of Beauty; Children of Process; Escaping the Hubris of the Present Moment; The Perfect Registration; Music for Facing Temptation and Wild Beasts; Season of Lament; Unacknowledged Healing; Plain and Simple, Rich and Complex; A Gigue for Everyone to Dance; 4. Music for the Seasons of Faith. Waiting as BlessingRehearsing for an Epiphany; A New Song for Christmas?; Song that Blesses Earth; New Year's Resolution: Not Exactly as the Composer Wanted; Music Born of Resurrection; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Thomas H. Troeger.

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This book explores how making and listening to music can be an act of prayer. From an impressive range of perspectives, theologians, poets, musicians, even scientists all give witness to the deeper  Read more...

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