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The Extravagance of Music, David Brown, Gavin Hopps

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The Extravagance of Music
Title
The Extravagance of Music
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David Brown, Gavin Hopps
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eng
Summary
"This book explores the ways in which music can engender religious experience, by virtue of its ability to evoke the ineffable and affect how the world is open to us. Arguing against approaches that limit the religious significance of music to an illustrative function, The Extravagance of Music sets out a more expansive and optimistic vision, which suggests that there is an 'excess' or 'extravagance' in both music and the divine that can open up revelatory and transformative possibilities. In Part I, David Brown argues that even in the absence of words, classical instrumental music can disclose something of the divine nature that allows us to speak of an experience analogous to contemplative prayer. In Part II, Gavin Hopps contends that, far from being a wasteland of mind-closing triviality, popular music frequently aspires to elicit the imaginative engagement of the listener and is capable of evoking intimations of transcendence. Filled with fresh and accessible discussions of diverse examples and forms of music, this ground-breaking book affirms the disclosive and affective capacities of music, and shows how it can help to awaken, vivify, and sustain a sense of the divine in everyday life."--
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Brown, David
Dewey number
781.12
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3921
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hopps, Gavin
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Music
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The Extravagance of Music, David Brown, Gavin Hopps
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction: An Art Open to the Divine; The Extravagance of Music; Ancestral Conceptions of Music; The Pythagorean Tradition; The Orphic Tradition; The Extravagance of the Divine; Prospectus; Part I God and Classical Sounds; Chapter 2 A Generous Excess; The Divine at Work Beyond Scripture; The Possibility of Music as Encounter; Types of Aesthetic Experience and Their Relation to Religion; Competing Types of Aesthetic Evaluation and Experience; Religious Perspectives Interacting with Aesthetic Criteria
  • Music in the Context of Words: Setting Divine Encounters to MusicExample 1; Example 2; Example 3; Example 4; Example 5; Interim Conclusion; Chapter 3 Types of Extravagance; Order and the Music of the Spheres: Haydn, Mozart, and Bach; A Sense of Transcendence: Beethoven and Led Zeppelin; Divine Immanence: Beethoven, Sibelius and Debussy, and the Creed's Incarnatus; Divine Immanence in Nature; Immanence and the Incarnatus est of the Creed; The Mystery of the Divine Life: Minimalism, Bruckner, Liszt, and Franck; Transcending Time; Serenity, Majesty, Ecstatic Joy
  • Specifics: Coltrane on Generosity, Schubert on Suffering, Massenet on SuicideChapter 4 Discovering God in Music's Excess; Giving Sense to the Encounter; From the Human Side: Knowledge and Emotion; From the Divine Side: Developing a Philosophy of Presence; Restraints on Such Experience; Part II Popular Music and the Opening up of Religious Experience; Chapter 5 Cultured Despisers; The Cloistral Refuge of Music; Pop Pollution; God's Love of Adverbs; The Wonder of Minor Experiences; Dancing 'with' and Dancing 'at'; What Has Graceland to Do with Jerusalem?; Theological Imperialism
  • Aesthetic HospitalityThe Wandering of the Semantic; One Size Fits All; Too Much Heaven?; Rehabilitating Lightness; The World 'in Front of' the Text; The Spiritual Assets of Tackiness; Cultural Pessimism; Chapter 6 Spilt Religion; The Listener's Share; Unheard Melodies; Only Connect; Jordan: The Comeback; The Word in the Desert; Post-Secular Popular Music; The In-Between; The Impure Sacred; Oxymoronic Postures; Metaphysical Shuddering; Ontological Exuberance; Ludic Avowal; Subjunctive Explorations; Being in Darkness; The Interlocuted Listener; Secular Forms and Sacred Effects
  • Musical HyperboleThe Moment Out of Time; The Swarming Forms of the Banal; Homeward Bound; Coda: Being Opened; Chapter 7 Conclusion; Index
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1 online resource
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online
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9783319918181
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computer
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rdamedia
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com.springer.onix.9783319918181
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  • on1044746310
  • (OCoLC)1044746310
Label
The Extravagance of Music, David Brown, Gavin Hopps
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction: An Art Open to the Divine; The Extravagance of Music; Ancestral Conceptions of Music; The Pythagorean Tradition; The Orphic Tradition; The Extravagance of the Divine; Prospectus; Part I God and Classical Sounds; Chapter 2 A Generous Excess; The Divine at Work Beyond Scripture; The Possibility of Music as Encounter; Types of Aesthetic Experience and Their Relation to Religion; Competing Types of Aesthetic Evaluation and Experience; Religious Perspectives Interacting with Aesthetic Criteria
  • Music in the Context of Words: Setting Divine Encounters to MusicExample 1; Example 2; Example 3; Example 4; Example 5; Interim Conclusion; Chapter 3 Types of Extravagance; Order and the Music of the Spheres: Haydn, Mozart, and Bach; A Sense of Transcendence: Beethoven and Led Zeppelin; Divine Immanence: Beethoven, Sibelius and Debussy, and the Creed's Incarnatus; Divine Immanence in Nature; Immanence and the Incarnatus est of the Creed; The Mystery of the Divine Life: Minimalism, Bruckner, Liszt, and Franck; Transcending Time; Serenity, Majesty, Ecstatic Joy
  • Specifics: Coltrane on Generosity, Schubert on Suffering, Massenet on SuicideChapter 4 Discovering God in Music's Excess; Giving Sense to the Encounter; From the Human Side: Knowledge and Emotion; From the Divine Side: Developing a Philosophy of Presence; Restraints on Such Experience; Part II Popular Music and the Opening up of Religious Experience; Chapter 5 Cultured Despisers; The Cloistral Refuge of Music; Pop Pollution; God's Love of Adverbs; The Wonder of Minor Experiences; Dancing 'with' and Dancing 'at'; What Has Graceland to Do with Jerusalem?; Theological Imperialism
  • Aesthetic HospitalityThe Wandering of the Semantic; One Size Fits All; Too Much Heaven?; Rehabilitating Lightness; The World 'in Front of' the Text; The Spiritual Assets of Tackiness; Cultural Pessimism; Chapter 6 Spilt Religion; The Listener's Share; Unheard Melodies; Only Connect; Jordan: The Comeback; The Word in the Desert; Post-Secular Popular Music; The In-Between; The Impure Sacred; Oxymoronic Postures; Metaphysical Shuddering; Ontological Exuberance; Ludic Avowal; Subjunctive Explorations; Being in Darkness; The Interlocuted Listener; Secular Forms and Sacred Effects
  • Musical HyperboleThe Moment Out of Time; The Swarming Forms of the Banal; Homeward Bound; Coda: Being Opened; Chapter 7 Conclusion; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319918181
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
com.springer.onix.9783319918181
Reformatting quality
preservation
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1044746310
  • (OCoLC)1044746310

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