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Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Author : Brett D. Krohn
ISBN : OCLC:65288841
Genre : Psalms (Music)
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Chichester Psalms

Author : Leonard Bernstein
ISBN : 1458415821
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(BH Large Choral). Every summer the Cathedral of Chicester, in Sussex, England, joins forces with its neighbors, Winchester and Salisbury, to produce a music festival. For its 1965 Festival, Leonard Bernstein was commissioned to write these Psalms .

Leonard Bernstein

Author : Paul Laird
ISBN : 9781135696788
Genre : Music
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Beginning with an introductory essay on his achievements, it continues with annotations on Bernstein's voluminous writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources.

Leonard Bernstein S Chichester Psalms

Author : Joshua Henry Fishbein
ISBN : OCLC:918223771
Genre : Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
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There are two parts to this dissertation: the first is an analytical monograph, and the second a music composition, both of which are described below. Part One (Analytical Monograph) In his composition, Chichester Psalms for choir, solo treble, and orchestra, Leonard Bernstein assembles excerpts in Hebrew from the Book of Psalms to narrate a story of conflict and resolution. Bernstein develops his narrative musically by foreshadowing, summarizing, and dramatizing conflict. Specifically, he alludes to key areas in advance of their arrival by manipulating sequential repetition, melodic contour, and ambiguous harmonies. He concisely restates the music he has already presented in an eclectic juxtaposition of keys, textures, and themes. Finally, the composer dramatizes conflict by exploring distant keys at the micro and macro levels. The musical application of these devices is notable for the way that it illuminates the meaning of the text. Part Two (Music Composition) Using Bernstein's music as inspiration, I composed an original Judeo-Christian interfaith companion piece to Chichester Psalms, titled Psalms, Songs, and Blues. In five movements, this piece sets both Psalm excerpts and portions of the Jewish liturgy in English, Hebrew, and Latin, for cantor (baritone), SATB chorus, and orchestra. Scored for the same orchestration as Chichester Psalms, my work is designed to complement Bernstein's for performance on the same concert program.

Leonard Bernstein S The Chichester Psalms

Author : Minoo Kashefi
ISBN : OCLC:31390359
Genre : Psalms (Music)
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The Chichester Psalms Of Leonard Bernstein

Author : Paul R. Laird
ISBN : 1576471527
Genre : Music
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This is a secular work with sacred Hebrew texts and a 'hint of Broadway' - commissioned by an Anglican cleric for a British choral festival to be held in a medieval cathedral and written by a popular American composer of Jewish heritage in his own eclectic style. It would certainly attract widespread interest. In fact, since its 1965 premiere, Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein has taken its place in the concert repertory as the most frequently performed piece of twentieth-century American choral music. In his thoughtful study Professor Paul R. Laird traces the unusual genesis of the work from sketches conceived for other projects and describes in detail the musical content of the final form of its three movements. Published for the first time with the author's commentary are the complete correspondence between Dean Walter Hussey and the composer, a survey of published criticism that greeted its first performances on both sides of the Atlantic, and an accounting of emendations to two performance scores in Bernstein's own hand.

Discovering Jewish Music

Author : Marsha Bryan Edelman
ISBN : 0827610270
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Most of us have experienced some sort of "Jewish music", whether it's through synagogue attendance, a Bar Mitzvah celebration, or a klezmer concert. The many forms of Jewish music are as numerous and varied as the number of Jewish communities throughout the world. This book brings together those different kinds of Jewish music, weaving them into a context of Jewish history, philosophy, and sociology, in language that both the professional and the lay reader can understand. Discovering Jewish Music addresses key genres and the many people whose work have made an important contribution to the broad spectrum of Jewish music. The accompanying audio CD with musical examples allows for an opportunity to listen to the music as well as read about it.

A Journey Of Two Psalms

Author : Susan Gillingham
ISBN : 9780191509612
Genre : Religion
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For two-and-a-half millennia these two psalms have been commented on, translated, painted, set to music, employed in worship, and adapted in literature, often being used disputatiously by Jews and Christians alike. Psalm 1 is about the Law; at the heart of Psalm 2 is the Anointed One ('Messiah'), and together they serve as a Prologue to the rest of the Psalter. They have frequently been read as one composite poem, with the Temple as one of the motifs uniting them. So three themes—Jewish and Christian disputes, the interrelationship of these psalms, and the Temple—are interwoven throughout this reception history analysis. The journey starts in ancient Judaism, moves on to early Christianity, then to rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and so to Christian commentators from the early Middle Ages to the Reformation. The journey pauses to look at four important modes of reception—liturgical use, visual exegesis, musical interpretation, and imitation in English literature. Thirty-eight colour plates and numerous musical and poetic examples bring the work to life. The journey continues by looking at the debates about these psalms which have occupied scholars since the Enlightenment, and ends with a chapter which surveys their reception history in the light of the three key themes.

A History Of Western Choral Music

Author : Chester Lee Alwes
ISBN : 9780199377008
Genre : Music
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Volume 1. From medieval foundations to the romantic age

Psalms Through The Centuries

Author : Susan Gillingham
ISBN : 9781118241523
Genre : Religion
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This is the first of a two-volume bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history. Provides a fascinating introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography; an expanded bibliography to accompany the book is also available at A forthcoming second volume is planned, which will take an alternative psalm-by-psalm approach Now available in paperback, and published in the innovative reception-history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries

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