Music in Early Christian Literature

Cambridge University Press (1987)
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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.
Keywords Church music Sources  Music and literature History  Music Philosophy and aesthetics
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Call number ML3865.M88 1987
ISBN(s) 0521304970   0521376246   9780521376242
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