An analysis of Songs from Ecclesiastes

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dc.contributor.advisor Foley, David F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Reilly, Paul, 1948- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:57Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z765 1972 .R45 en_US
dc.identifier.other Audiotape 2366 en_US
dc.identifier.other Audiotape 2367 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180627
dc.description.abstract This creative project is a setting of the book of Ecclesiastes from the Bible. The New English Translation has been used. A certain amount of editing of the complete Ecclesiastes has taken place and only three basic ideas are presented in the text: One, the emptiness of all endeavor; two, that death awaits us all; and three, some advice to a young man.The first song is built on a pedal point D and it is held by the double bass. This signifies emptiness. Above this pedal point there are various motives which are more fully developed in the second song. The third song uses a tone cluster pedal point in the string section which fades away to the ever present pedal point D held by the double bass, signifying the return of the opening words of the text: "Emptiness, emptiness, says the Speaker, all is empty."
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent ii, 11 leaves ; 28 cm. + 1 score (37 cm.) + 1 sound tape reel (ca. 25 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 tracks, stereo. ; 7 in. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sacred songs (Low voice) with chamber orchestra. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Music in the Bible.
dc.subject.other Bible. Ecclesiastes. en_US
dc.title An analysis of Songs from Ecclesiastes en_US
dc.title.alternative Songs from Ecclesiastes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.M.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/844743 en_US


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