The Performed Bible

The Performed Bible

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The Performed Bible is an in-depth study of the librettos and music of 12 operas and oratorios on the story of Ruth from the last two centuries, establishing the potential of music, as a kind of midrash, for transforming a Bible text, its narrative and its characterization. The book includes detailed analyses of musical segments, the author being a cantor and professional musician in whose Jewish tradition biblical texts are chanted, not read. --from publisher description.And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Amen. ... There are four descending octave leaps in the voice: ga#39;- g (a#39;Highesta#39;), aa#39;-a (a#39;Lord shalla#39;) (p. 79, 4th ... Over Naomia#39;s low sustained notes, the orchestra plays high repeated chords pianissimo, to create a a#39;heavenlya#39; effect (p.

Title:The Performed Bible
Author:Helen Leneman
Publisher:Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited - 2007


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