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Published: 16 June 2016

288 Pages | 2


ISBN: 9780190606954

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Bach & God

Michael Marissen

  • First study to explore the religious character of J. S. Bach's secular instrumental music along with his liturgical vocal music
  • Shows how aspects of Bach's music itself can contribute to religious meaning
  • Closely considers the original texts of the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament, and the Luther Bibles of Bach's day
  • Quotes extensively from books known to have been in Bach's personal library
  • Chapters can stand alone as individual essays or the book can be read cover to cover to reveal themes throughout