Why we sing : music, word, and liturgy in early Christianity : essays in honour of Anders Ekenberg's 75th birthday /

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Brill,, Volume volume 177, Leiden, Netherlands ; Boston, United States, p.xiii, 612 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00860816, (OCoLC)fst00947816, (OCoLC)fst01030620, Catholic Church., Church history, Church music, fast, Gregorian chants., Liturgics., Music theory., Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.


English and German.Includes bibliographical references and indexes."In a seminal study, Cur cantatur?, Anders Ekenberg examined Carolingian sources for explanations of why the liturgy was sung, rather than spoken. This multidisciplinary volume takes up Ekenberg's question anew, investigating the interplay of New Testament writings, sacred spaces, biblical interpretation, and reception history of liturgical practices and traditions. Analyses of Greek, Latin, Coptic, Arabic, and Ge'ez sources, as well as of archaeological and epigraphic evidence, illuminate an array of topics, including recent trends in liturgical studies; manuscript variants and liturgical praxis; Ignatius of Antioch's choral metaphor; baptism in ancient Christian apocrypha; and the significance of late ancient altar veils"--