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The Resource Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music, Thomas H. Troeger

Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music, Thomas H. Troeger

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Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music
Title
Music as prayer
Title remainder
the theology and practice of church music
Statement of responsibility
Thomas H. Troeger
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the effect of music on the brain, to the insights of early church fathers about the place of music in worship, to the compositions of great composers and their reflections upon their art, to the Bible and theologians, to organists, choir directors and instrumentalists, to hymnists and poets. Listening to the wisdom of these varied tribes, Troeger finds them to be a cloud of witnesses, a choir giving testimony to how music puts the human heart in touch with the spirit in times of sorrow and seeking, in times of joy and gratitude. The book is addressed to listeners and performers alike, instrumentalists and singers, clergy and seminarians, worship committees and congregation members, scholars and teachers of liturgy and sacred music. It helps musicians and clergy to develop a mutual understanding of the theological and spiritual dimensions of their collaborative work. As a whole, the book celebrates the ministry of making music that awakens people to those gifts of the spirit that sustain hope, promote healing, and enliven a visionary faith in the possibility of a transformed world. -- Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Troeger, Thomas H.
Dewey number
246/.75
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3001
LC item number
.T87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music in churches
  • Music
  • Church music
  • Church music
  • Music in churches
  • Music
Label
Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music, Thomas H. Troeger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Music and the making of meaning -- The materiality of making music -- Music and the landscape of the soul -- Music for the seasons of faith
Control code
829446178
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xv, 89 pages
Isbn
9780199330089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40022900854
System control number
(OCoLC)829446178
Label
Music as prayer : the theology and practice of church music, Thomas H. Troeger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Music and the making of meaning -- The materiality of making music -- Music and the landscape of the soul -- Music for the seasons of faith
Control code
829446178
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
xv, 89 pages
Isbn
9780199330089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
40022900854
System control number
(OCoLC)829446178

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