Music in Early Christian Literature
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Music in Early Christian Literature by James W. McKinnon
Book DescriptionThis book provides a collection of some 400 passages on music from early Christian literature - New Testament to c. 450 AD - newly translated from the original Greek, Latin, and Syriac. As there are no musical sources of the period, music historians must rely upon remarks about music in literary sources to gain some knowledge of early Christian liturgical music. This volume makes a large and representative collection of the material conveniently available. The passages are arranged chronologically and regionally in eleven chapters with brief commentary. An introduction sets out the major subjects and themes of the original source material.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521376242
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James W. McKinnon
Advent Project, Hardback (September 2000)» View all books by James W. McKinnon
The musical practices of the early church are considered in this examination of the history of Christian chant from the years A.D. 200 to 800.
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