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A Stable-Lamp is Lighted : a Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition.

Author: Robert B Pierce
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.
Series: History of Christian hymnody.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Wilbur?s lyric?A Stable-Lamp is Lighted,? originally written to be sung chorally at a candlelight service at Wesleyan University in 1958, is both a much admired poem sung by church choirs in Advent and Christmas concerts and a successful hymn text. Wilbur?s text combines the attributes of a text for congregational and choral singing with those of a Modernist poem.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Richard Wilbur; Richard Wilbur
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Pierce
ISBN: 9780773417236 0773417230
OCLC Number: 818114907
Description: 1 online resource (53 pages).
Contents: A STABLE-LAMP IS LIGHTED: A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Poemweb Page; Chapter 1: Music; Chapter 2: Biography; Chapter 3: Hymnody; Chapter 4: Performance; Chapter 5: Sound and Form; Chapter 6: Biblical Sources; Chapter 7: Language and Imagery; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: History of Christian hymnody.

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Includes a hymn that was originally written to be sung by the Wesleyan University choir. This text combines the attributes of congregational and choral singing with those of a Modernist poem.  Read more...

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"... help[s] us make our own discoveries within the art, the poetry, and the beauty in Wilbur's writing." (Mary Louise VanDyke Dictionary of American Hymnology Project) "Wilbur's now well-known text Read more...

 
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