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By Terry Glaspey

ISBN-10: 1493400460

ISBN-13: 9781493400461

The various maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their suggestion from their religion and impacted thousands of individuals with their gorgeous creations. Now readers can become aware of the tales in the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the paintings of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this booklet unveils the wealthy and sundry creative history left via believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up precise tales at the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the interesting information they could have ignored. through searching through the eyes of those inventive artists, readers will achieve deeper views concerning the human , the Christian tale, and their very own non secular lives.

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So it was natural that such traditions would carry over into the fledgling Christian movement. In the early churches, lessons were chanted instead of being read so that they could be heard more easily. Otherwise Scripture readings might have been inaudible in larger worship spaces. As Christianity spread, differing styles of chant began to develop throughout the Christian world. Between the fifth and eighth centuries, chant developed its own regional peculiarities that were characteristic of the musical traditions of the local areas and their own respective pronunciations of the Latin texts.

Until the fourth century, most writing had been done on scrolls. There were distinct disadvantages to the scroll, however, especially when you wanted to revisit a passage you’d read earlier. You might have to unwind nearly the entire scroll to find what you were looking for. But with the development of the codex, which consisted of individual pages sewn together, we begin to come close to something resembling today’s books. Because of all the effort expended in making a book—the technology to print and reproduce them mechanically didn’t exist until around 1450—they were rare and extremely valuable.

Melodic phrases are stretched and contracted to create the soaring arches of sound that typify her style and make most other contemporary chant seem mild-mannered and stately when set beside Hildegard’s richly expressive compositions. Hildegard’s musical expressiveness was also reflective of her personal style. She was a woman who loved beautiful clothing, fragrant scents, and shimmering gemstones. She would, on occasion, even allow the nuns under her care to dress themselves in more extravagant costumes than were normally allowed for cloistered women, or allow them to let their hair grow long and remain uncovered, sometimes even crowned with flowers.

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