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Hymns of the Apostolic Church

Hymns of the Apostolic Church

by John Brownlie
     
 
Yet another series of hymns from the Greek Office Books. Some of them are translations or renderings, more are centos, but most are suggestions, or based upon the Greek. To quote from the author's preface to his third series:--"In process of reading, thoughts linked themselves to the memory, and echoes of music--much of it surpassingly sweet--lingered, and from those

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Yet another series of hymns from the Greek Office Books. Some of them are translations or renderings, more are centos, but most are suggestions, or based upon the Greek. To quote from the author's preface to his third series:--"In process of reading, thoughts linked themselves to the memory, and echoes of music--much of it surpassingly sweet--lingered, and from those echoes and thoughts the centos and suggestions have been formed. The phrases containing the thoughts, and the echoes repeating the music, have been woven together to form the fabric which is shown here." And again, from the [78]Introduction to his fourth series:--"The Greek has been used as a basis, a theme, a motive; oriental colour, and, it is to be hoped, some of the oriental warmth, has been preserved. Now and again an oriental figure is retained, and to those who have any knowledge of the worship of the Eastern Church, it must be obvious that the peculiar themes of her praise are in abundant evidence." These extracts accurately describe the contents of the greater part of this volume.

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ISBN-13:
2940011913327
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
10/20/2010
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