The Music of Psalms, Proverbs and Job in the Hebrew Bible: A Revised Theory of Musical Accents in the Hebrew Bible General Analysis, Bibliography, Table of Contents, CD of musically reconstructed Psalms, Proverbs and Job, sung by Computer Speech Synthesis

The Music of Psalms, Proverbs and Job in the Hebrew Bible: A Revised Theory of Musical Accents in the Hebrew Bible General Analysis, Bibliography, Table of Contents, CD of musically reconstructed Psalms, Proverbs and Job, sung by Computer Speech Synthesis

by Jeffrey Burns
     
 
The Music of Psalms, Proverbs and Job in the Hebrew Bible explores the musical organization of the original temple cantilation contained in the three "poetical books" of the bible, 'Psalms', 'Proverbs' and 'Job', whose Hebrew cantilation signs have been conserved but not understood. The American musician and pianist Jeffrey Burns, 1950-2004, who as an artist dealt

Overview

The Music of Psalms, Proverbs and Job in the Hebrew Bible explores the musical organization of the original temple cantilation contained in the three "poetical books" of the bible, 'Psalms', 'Proverbs' and 'Job', whose Hebrew cantilation signs have been conserved but not understood. The American musician and pianist Jeffrey Burns, 1950-2004, who as an artist dealt with radically new, unusual musical systems all his life, has analyzed the "poetical books" with the help of a computer program which he himself developed that can chant the original Hebrew text. His work, written in English, consists of two parts: a 160-pages introduction printed out in black and white, and a DVD with the complete text and color schemes, including a second part that analyzes the musical structure of each chapter and verse and links it to its sound fi le - astute, illuminating insights into the original musical structure of texts which belong to the foundation of occidental culture, and are an acoustical window into what was thought to be a lost musical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783447061919
Publisher:
Harrassowitz Verlag
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Series:
Judische Musik Series, #9
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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