O Clap Your Hands: A Musical Tour of Sacred Choral Works

O Clap Your Hands: A Musical Tour of Sacred Choral Works

by Gordon Giles
     
 

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Enrich your listening to the great music of the church!

Accompanied by a full-length CD by the acclaimed choir Gloriae Dei Cantores, Gordon Giles's O Clap Your Hands unlocks thirtyof the great anthems of the churchto discover their hidden meanings, offering spiritual reflections and prayers, and enabling you to fully engage with the musical theology and

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Enrich your listening to the great music of the church!

Accompanied by a full-length CD by the acclaimed choir Gloriae Dei Cantores, Gordon Giles's O Clap Your Hands unlocks thirtyof the great anthems of the churchto discover their hidden meanings, offering spiritual reflections and prayers, and enabling you to fully engage with the musical theology and history of beloved choral works.

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Library Journal

Music is a medium of spiritual communication that is arguably more popular and more effective than the spoken word: only images, from stained-glass windows to prayer wheels, could challenge its hold over the human imagination. Giles, a professional musician himself and vicar of St. Mary Magdalene in North London, has written a light and accessible series of reflections on a huge variety of anthems, canticles, and psalms through their musical settings, touching gently on the composers' lives and approaches. The music selected-to be heard on the accompanying CD, executed by the soundly competent Gloriae Dei Cantores-is by no means the obvious Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart; Giles and the Cantores take on Lotti, Charles Ives, and Leo Sowerby, as well as William Byrd and Palestrina. This brief but charming book-and-CD set will remain timely through the Christmas season. Includes a four-session Group Study guide; for most collections.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557257741
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Gordon Giles is a trained musician and the Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene North London. He hold's Master's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Cambridge University. HE is also the author of the popular Advent devotional O Come Emmanuel: A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas.

Singled out by the American Record Guide for " performances which are impeccable and deeply moving," Gloriae Dei Cantores ( Singers to the Glory of God) is directed by Elizabeth Patterson and dedicated to authentic and compelling interpretation of sacred choral music. Learn more at www.gdcchoir.org.

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