9780810829794-0810829797-Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts

Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts

ISBN-13: 9780810829794
ISBN-10: 0810829797
Edition: First
Author: Unger, Melvin P.
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Format: Hardcover 780 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780810829794
ISBN-10: 0810829797
Edition: First
Author: Unger, Melvin P.
Publication date: 1996
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Format: Hardcover 780 pages

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Acknowledged authors Unger, Melvin P. wrote Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts comprising 780 pages back in 1996. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0810829797 and 9780810829794. Since then Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The German church cantata of the eighteenth century was the culmination of a long tradition of Lutheran "sermon music" that used the proclamation, amplification, and interpretation of scripture to teach and persuade the listener. Bach's cantatas also served this didactic purpose and typically incorporate numerous allusions to scriptural passages or themes in their librettos. Unfortunately, many of these passages remain obscure to the twentieth-century musician because they demand a much closer familiarity with the Bible than is common today. The Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts identifies scriptural references for the wording, imagery, and themes that Bach's listeners would have known. In addition, the religious or literary theme of each text is summarized within the specific context of the cantata as a whole. With interlinear translations and a full complement of indexes.

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