Origen's Commentary, the first great work of Christian mysticism, is characterized by extraordinary richness of thought and depth of mystical conception. The Homilies seem to have been written only a few years after the Commentary-probably before 244.
This original commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores the nature of love by a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are offered persuasive solutions in Exum's verse by verse exegesis. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
Wenn ein einziger Song alles verändert Ich werde nie wieder singen. Dieses Versprechen hat sich Grace vor langer Zeit gegeben. Doch als Masons Band eine Sängerin sucht, lässt sie sich dazu überreden, mitzumachen. Allerdings ist sie nicht auf das Prickeln vorbereitet, das sie plötzlich in Masons Nähe spürt - und auch nicht auf die Erkenntnis, dass sich hinter seinen vorlauten Sprüchen viel mehr verbirgt, als es den Anschein hat. Mit ihm gemeinsam Songs zu schreiben, fühlt sich richtiger an als alles andere. Aber Grace weiß, dass sie nie mehr als Freunde sein können. Denn Masons Herz gehört einer anderen ... "Ein absolutes Muss für alle Fans von romantischen New-Adult-Romanen!" Merlins Bücherkiste über Der letzte erste Kuss Das mitreißend romantische Finale der Firsts-Reihe
Jahrbuch des Zentrums für Populäre Kultur und Musik 59. Jahrgang - 2014. Lieder / Songs als Medien des Erinnerns
Author: Michael Fischer,Tobias Widmaier
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Lied und pouläre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture, das Jahrbuch des Zentrums für Populäre Kultur und Musik, erforscht unter verschiedenen Schwerpunktthemen populäre Musikkulturen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Kultur-, mentalitäts- und mediengeschichtliche Fragestellungen spielen dabei eine herausragende Rolle, etwa das Verhältnis von Musik und Lied zu Politik, Religion und Bildung. Ergänzt wird das Jahrbuch grundsätzlich durch einen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil, der einen guten Überblick über die aktuellen musikwissenschaftlichen Publikationen gibt. Der diesjährige Band widmet sich dem Thema »Lieder als Medien des Erinnerns«. In den einzelnen Beiträgen werden u.a. folgende Schwerpunkte behandelt: Lieder russlanddeutscher Immigranten in Amerika; studentische Erinnerungslieder im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert; das Gotteslob als musikalischer Erinnerungsort; sowjetische historische Lieder im 20. Jahrhundert; der Sound von 1968; die Praxis des Erinnerns in der Kulturwelt Heavy und Extreme Metal oder auch die Rolle von Liedern und populärer Unterhaltungsmusik in der Arbeit mit an Demenz erkrankten Menschen.
Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of
As we enter a new millennium ruled by technology, will poetry still matter? The Song of the Earth answers eloquently in the affirmative. A book about our growing alienation from nature, it is also a brilliant meditation on the capacity of the writer to bring us back to earth, our home. In the first ecological reading of English literature, Jonathan Bate traces the distinctions among "nature," "culture," and "environment" and shows how their meanings have changed since their appearance in the literature of the eighteenth century. An intricate interweaving of climatic, topographical, and political elements poetically deployed, his book ranges from greenhouses in Jane Austen's novels to fruit bats in the poetry of Les Murray, by way of Thomas Hardy's woodlands, Dr. Frankenstein's Creature, John Clare's birds' nests, Wordsworth's rivers, Byron's bear, and an early nineteenth-century novel about an orangutan who stands for Parliament. Though grounded in the English Romantic tradition, the book also explores American, Central European, and Caribbean poets and engages theoretically with Rousseau, Adorno, Bachelard, and especially Heidegger. The model for an innovative and sophisticated new "ecopoetics," The Song of the Earth is at once an essential history of environmental consciousness and an impassioned argument for the necessity of literature in a time of ecological crisis.
Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators
Author: Richard Alfred Norris
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
The Song of Songs, traditionally attributed to Solomon, is a collection of lyrics that celebrate in earthly terms the love of a bridegroom and a bride. Throughout the course of early Christian history, the Song of Songs was widely read as an allegory of the love of Christ both for the church and for its individual members. In reading the Song this way, Christians were following in the steps of Jewish exegetes who saw the Song as celebrating the love of God for Israel. In The Song of Songs, the inaugural volume of The Church's Bible, Richard A. Norris Jr. uses commentaries and sermons from the church's first millennium to illustrate the original Christian understanding of Solomon's beautiful poem. In recent times, the Song of Songs has been more a focus of literary than of religious interest, but Norris's work shows that for early Christians, this text was counted, with the Psalms and the Gospels, among those Scriptures that touched most deeply on the believer's relation to God. All in all, Norris's Song of Songs is a masterful work that aptly acquaints contemporary readers with the church's traditional way of discerning in this text a guide to the character of Christian belief and life. This volume -- and the entire Church's Bible series -- will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, students, and general readers alike.
Dianne Bergant,David W. Cotter,Jerome T. Walsh,Chris Franke
Author: Dianne Bergant,David W. Cotter,Jerome T. Walsh,Chris Franke
Publisher: Liturgical Press
This commentary views the Song of Songs as a collection of love poems that pays tribute to mutual love, and it carefully examines features of Hebrew poetry in order to uncover the delicacy of their expression. It is unique in the attention that it gives to the obvious feminine perspective of the poems and to their ecosensitive character. Whether it is the woman in awe of the strength and splendor of her lover or the man praising her physical charms, the descriptions all call on elements from the natural world to characterize the feature being described.
Author: Professor Katherine R Larson,Professor Leslie C Dunn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing together ongoing work in musicology, literary studies, and film studies, it elaborates an interdisciplinary consideration of the embodied and gendered facets of song, and of song’s capacity to function as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays in this collection draw vivid attention to song as a situated textual and musical practice, and to the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers, and audiences.
A New Translation with an Introduction and Commentary
Author: Ariel Bloch,Chana Bloch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell "Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels "[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of how such work may be done."--W. S. Merwin
The cover phenomenon in popular culture may be viewed as a postmodern manifestation in music as artists revisit, reinterpret and re-examine a significant cross section of musical styles, periods, genres, individual records, and other artists and their catalogues of works. The cover complex, with its multiple variations, issues, contexts, and re-contextualizations comprises an important and rich popular culture text. These re-recordings represent artifacts which embody artistic, social, cultural, historical, commercial, biographical, and novel meanings. Through homage, allusion, apprenticeship, and parody, among other modes, these diverse musical quotations express, preserve, and distribute popular culture, popular music and their intersecting historical narratives. Play it Again represents the first collection of critical perspectives on the many facets of cover songs in popular music.
'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.
In this commentary Longman unpacks what this ancient love poem reveals about the male-female relationship and about God's love for His people. Beginning with an extensive introduction to the book and its background, the author discusses Song of Songs' authorship, date, literary style, language, structure, and theological content.
Contains more than 2,000 entries that supply information on the mythological, historical, geographical, and literary references contained in western art song. This lexicon helps singers and accompanists enhance their performances of songs, by providing them with the background on the many references embedded in this vast repertoire.