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Author Greene, David B

Title The Spirituality of Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Bach's Mass in B Minor, and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time : When Hearing Sacred Music is Relating to God
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (117 pages)
Contents Greene theo; Page 1; Page 2; Greene Theology
Summary This book is based around reports from people who have listened to certain pieces of sacred music (that is, pieces with a liturgical text or biblical allusions) and have said that hearing the music is itself an encounter with the divine. While relating to the music, these people find that relating to the music is a relation to God. The music as such becomes inaudible, and disappears into an encounter in which they address and are addressed by God, or the Risen Christ, or the Eternal Infinite. The book's project is to elaborate on these reports, first by dwelling on the meaning of "relation" th
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Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Masses, BWV 232, B minor.
Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992. Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Masses, K. 139, C minor.
SUBJECT Masses (Bach, Johann Sebastian) fast
Masses (Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus) fast
Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Messiaen, Olivier) fast
Subject Music -- Religious aspects.
MUSIC -- Religious -- General.
Music -- Religious aspects
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Music Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773411708