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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (A-Z entry)

    As a composer of liturgical music during much of his career, Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685 – 1750 ) engaged a tradition of musical ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (A-Z entry)

    Ludwig van Beethoven ( 1770 – 1827 ) set the standard in many genres for the generations of composers who followed him, especially with ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Blues Music (A-Z entry)

    The blues is an American musical genre that is one of the most enduring musical and cultural achievements of the African American experience. The ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Brahms, Johannes (A-Z entry)

    The composer Johannes Brahms (b. Hamburg, 7 May 1833 ; d. Vienna, 3 April 1897 ) was a central figure in Western European musical ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Britten, Benjamin (A-Z entry)

    The English composer Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft, East Suffolk, on 22 November 1913 (coincidentally the feast day of Cecilia, the patron saint ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Bruckner, Joseph Anton (A-Z entry)

    Joseph Anton Bruckner (b. Ansfelden, Austria, 4 September 1824 ; d. Vienna, Austria, 11 October 1896 ) was a nineteenth-century composer and organist best ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Cantata (A-Z entry)

    As used in connection with the Bible and the arts in modern times, “cantata” usually refers to vocal/instrumental works composed for the Lutheran liturgy, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Christian Music, Contemporary (A-Z entry)

    In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, millions of Christians listened to contemporary Christian music (CCM), which they considered to be entertaining, inspiring, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Cohen, Leonard (A-Z entry)

    The focus of this article will be on Leonard Cohen’s (b. 1934 ) musical work. Scrolling through the lyrics of Cohen’s songs, it makes ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Coins with Musical Instruments. (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

  • Copland, Aaron (A-Z entry)

    Aaron Copland ( 1900 – 1990 ) was the son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants to America who owned and operated a department store in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Country Music (A-Z entry)

    In 1922 Eck Robertson did the earliest documented record of what would be later called “hillbilly music.” Ralph Peer coined the term as a ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Crosby, Frances Jane (A-Z entry)

    Frances Jane Crosby (aka Fanny J. Crosby Van Alstyne) was born in Southeast, New York (near current-day Brewster), on 20 March 1820 to John ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Dylan, Bob (A-Z entry)

    Though best known as a singer-songwriter of the 1960s, Bob Dylan’s (b. 1941 ) artistic achievements are much too diverse to encapsulate within such ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • fear (A-Z entry)

    Although there are occasions in the Bible when the word fear represents the human emotion of terror ( Exod. 23: 27 ), there is ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • feasts (A-Z entry)

    Occasions of commemoration and religious thanksgiving . Regular days were set aside for Hebrews when they could relax and enjoy themselves with music and ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Folk Music (A-Z entry)

    Theologians are fond of quoting the early church father Tertullian (ca. 160 – 225 c.e. ) when they wish to question whether two topics ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • Gloria in Excelsis (A-Z entry)

    A liturgical hymn based on the angels ' song of Luke 2: 14 ; in early and medieval times of the Church it formed ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Gospel Music (A-Z entry)

    “The Battle Is Not Yours, It’s the Lord’s” sang Yolanda Adams on her 1988 album Save the World. The recording went on to become ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

  • hallel (A-Z entry)

    The hymn of praise sung by Jesus and the eleven disciples after the Lord's Supper ( Mark 14: 26

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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