- Author : Church of England
- Publisher :
- Release Date : 1737
- Pages : 560
- ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N11732284
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments Together with the Psalter Book Description :
"This two-volume collection detailing the history and background of the complete hymns in Lutheran Service Book will be well-received by those who have been expecting a companion resource since the publication of LSB. The essays on the hymns and biographies of the personalities will be of interest to anyone who has wondered why and when hymns were written. Theological and scriptural background of the hymns as well as practical advice for selecting and performing hymns will appeal to pastors, church musicians, and worship planners. The authoritative historical notes will be seen as a must-have resource for hymnologists, musicologists, scholars, and librarians, and the collection will make an ideal textbook for hymnody and church music courses. Volume 1 will provide for every hymn: text and tune background, theological and scriptural discussion, usage advice, and exhaustive historical details of original sources. Volume 2 will have biographies for all hymn authors and composers as well as twenty essays providing a survey of hymnody and extensive indices and appendices"--
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic? In Christmas Carols Andrew Gant tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unravelling a captivating - and often surprising - tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys, choirboys, monks and drunks. We delve into the history of such favourites as 'Good King Wenceslas', 'Away in a Manger' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', discovering along the way how 'Hark, the Herald angels sing' came to replace 'Hark, how all the welkin ring' and how Ralph Vaughan Williams bolted the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth-century American pilgrim to make 'O little town of Bethlehem'. Christmas Carols brims with anecdote, expert knowledge and Christmas spirit. It is a fittingly joyous account of one of our best-loved musical traditions.
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.