Echoes of Eternity: Classical Guide to Music
Don’t be confused by the subtitle, A Classical Guide to Music. While classical music is mentioned, the book’s predominant focus is the objective, intrinsic value of music, particularly in our daily and corporate worship of God: a tool for communicating truth and worshipping the God of Truth. There is a sacredness to music, conveying spiritual thought in its meaning and creation. We should therefore develop the tools to love and understand it. It will also discuss the historical views of music, predominantly its role in Christianity, and will help you logically evaluate Christian worship music through the past 2000 years. A final chapter emphasizes the benefits of singing the Psalms.
Each of the 9 chapters also includes a chapter summary, suggested listening activities, “Questions for Reflection and Discussion,” and items for further reading. Appendices include suggestions to include music in your school day and a discussion on modern day composer Avo Pärt. 133 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
It's just music; isn't it all a matter of opinion?
In the current renewal of classical education, comments such as these often leave us frustrated. Recovering the lost tools of learning is one thing but getting students to love classical music is another. What precisely is a classical view of music? And in a pop-saturated culture, how do we as educators not only effectively communicate such a view to our students, but also foster a love for what they hear? InEchoes of Eternity, you will discover a rich tapestry of concepts, vocabulary, and listening examples that will equip you to teach and awaken students to the splendor of a classical vision of music. Written for both musicians and non-musicians alike, you will learn:
- A profound theology of music and music practice
- How to explain the objective value of music
- How to clarify the difference between classical and contemporary music
- Ways to incorporate music throughout the school day
- Various cross-cultural examples of music
- And much, much more!