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Music in Early Christian Literature

James Mckinnon (Ed)
Music in Early Christian Literature

Music in Early Christian Literature

James Mckinnon (Ed)

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This 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.

- Publisher 'James McKinnon's book is a valuable secondary source, and it deserves to be read by all who have a serious interest in early Christian music and liturgy.' Music and Letters

- Publisher `This is a book to be grateful for, since the extracts are intelligently selected and helpfully commented on, while the new translations are as lucid as may be expected with such opaque writings. The Times Literary Supplement

- Publisher

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About "Music in Early Christian Literature"

This 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.
- Publisher

'James McKinnon's book is a valuable secondary source, and it deserves to be read by all who have a serious interest in early Christian music and liturgy.' Music and Letters
- Publisher

`This is a book to be grateful for, since the extracts are intelligently selected and helpfully commented on, while the new translations are as lucid as may be expected with such opaque writings. The Times Literary Supplement
- Publisher

Meet the Author

James Mckinnon (Ed)

Prior to his death in February 1999, James W. McKinnon was RPrior to his death in February 1999, James W. McKinnon was RPrior to his death in February 1999, James W. McKinnon was RPrior to his death in February 1999, James W. McKinnon was Richard H. Fogel Professor of Music at the University of Nortichard H. Fogel Professor of Music at the University of Nortichard H. Fogel Professor of Music at the University of Nortichard H. Fogel Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He authored numerous books and artih Carolina, Chapel Hill. He authored numerous books and arti

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The New Testament
  • 2. The Christian Literature Of The First And Second Centuries
  • 3. The Greek Authors Of The Third Century
  • 4. The Western Authors Of The Third And Early Fourth Centuries
  • 5. Fourth-century Alexandria And Desert Monasticism
  • 6. Fourth-century Asia Minor: The Cappadocians
  • 7. Palestine, Antioch And Syria
  • 8. The Greek Historians
  • 9. The Apostolic Constitutions, Egeria, And The Eastern Councils
  • 10. Western Authors Of The Fourth And Early Fifth Centuries
  • 11. Augustine And Minor Western Authors
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index Of Musical And Liturgical Terms And Concepts.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 141132
  • Product Code 0521376246
  • EAN 9780521376242
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Sep 1989
  • Dimensions 229 x 154 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.317kg

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