Echoes from Calvary: Mediations on Franz Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ

byRichard YoungContribution byT L. Barrett, Samuel Betances

Book & Toy | January 14, 2005

Echoes from Calvary: Mediations on Franz Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ by Richard Young
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This is a book that is certain to stir the soul with echoes, in both music and words, of the passion of Christ. That event transcends time or season; its power to uplift and inspire is endless. In 1786 Franz Joseph Haydn wrote what he considered to be his greatest composition, The Seven Last Words of Christ. Today it continues to provide musical and spiritual nourishment for millions through a format that links its seven main movements to spoken meditations on the seven final utterances of Jesus. The Vermeer String Quartet, in dozens of performances of this masterpiece throughout the world, has been joined by some of the foremost religious figures of our time for meditations on the seven last words. This book offers printed versions of more than 60 of them, along with seven spoken meditations as part of the complete musical performance on one of the accompanying disks. Meditations include contributions by Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Marty, Virgil Elizondo, Raymond Brown, Peter Gomes, Andrew Greeley, Jean Bethke Elshtain and many more. There are also in-depth essays by theologian Martin Marty, historian Grover A. Zinn, ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain and the Vermeer's Richard Young. On a second disk, Young demonstrates how Haydn's composition embodies the emotion of the seven last words. Echoes from Calvary offers many hours of spiritual reflection and devotion. It is a treasury of insights for any life, in any season.
Richard Young is the violist of the Vermeer Quartet. As producer of the Vermeer Quartet's CD of The Seven Last Words of Christ, he has organized all their public performances of this work.
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Title:Echoes from Calvary: Mediations on Franz Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of ChristFormat:Book & ToyProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.92 X 6.04 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.92 X 6.04 X 0.56 inPublished:January 14, 2005Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0742543846

ISBN - 13:9780742543843

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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