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O Clap Your Hands: A Musical Tour of Sacred Choral Works [With CD] [Hardcover]

By Gordon Giles (Author)
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Western sacred music is filled with extraordinary individuals who have submitted their talents to God. From Monteverdi to Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff to Virgil Thomson, and from Renaissance Italy to contemporary America, Gordon Giles takes you on a musical journey of discovery, exploring the spiritual and historical meaning of thirty of the most important anthems in Christian tradition. Accompanied by a full-length CD by the acclaimed choir, Glori Dei Cantores, Gordon Giles' O Clap Your Hands unlocks thirty of the great anthems of the church for their hidden meanings, offering spiritual reflections and prayers, and enabling you to fully engage with the musical theology and history of beloved choral works. Savor the liturgical year by sampling 30 of the greatest masterpieces in the Western church's repertoire in this unique devotional/expositional manual---from Howells's Nunc Dimittis to Rachmaninov's Ave Maria, from Ives's Psalm 100 to Monteverdi's Benedictus. 220 pages, hardcover with CD by Gloria Dei Cantores. Paraclete.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Paraclete Press (MA)
Pages   150
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.76 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2008
Publisher   Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN  1557255679  
ISBN13  9781557255679  

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Gordon Giles is a trained musician and the Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene North London. He hold's Master's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Cambridge University. HE is also the author of the popular Advent devotional "O Come Emmanuel: A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas. "

Singled out by the American Record Guide for " performances which are impeccable and deeply moving," Gloriae Dei Cantores ( Singers to the Glory of God) is directed by Elizabeth Patterson and dedicated to authentic and compelling interpretation of sacred choral music. Learn more at

Gordon Giles was born in 1966.

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A wonderful gift for someone during Advent  Aug 20, 2009
This would be a great gift item for someone who loves the music of the church...especially for Advent or Christmas. It is well written, the music is first rate and the price is affordable. A GREAT GIFT ITEM

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