A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-08
  • Publisher: Acumen Pub Ltd

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This is the first compendium of musical instruments and instrumental terminology in the Bible. Originally published in Russian in 2003, it was awarded both the laureate diploma as 'the event of the year', in the first national competition of Orthodox books in Russia, and the prestigious gold medal of the Orthodox St. Makarius Foundation. This edition makes this innovative reference book available to English-speaking readers for the first time.

Author Biography

Yelena Kolyada graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and completed a doctoral thesis at the Vilnius Conservatory in 1987. She is a former Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has also made a series of programmes on Russian church music for BBC Radio 3 and the BBC world Service.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Glossary of Biblical and Talmudic terminologyp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Instrumental Music of the Biblep. 3
Plucked Stringed Instrumentsp. 29
Wind Instrumentsp. 65
Percussion Instrumentsp. 107
Ambivalent Instrumental Termsp. 131
Generic and Unclear Musical Termsp. 155
Biblical Musical Instruments in Postbiblical Sources and in Bible Translationsp. 171
List of references to musical instruments in the Biblep. 209
A typological table of the terminology of biblical instrumentsp. 213
Table of the instrumental ensembles in the Biblep. 215
Synoptic table of references to the musical instruments in the Biblep. 217
Abbreviations used in the lists of Bible translations, and historical, literary and patristic sources referred top. 257
List of Bible translations referred top. 259
List of historical, literary and patristic sourcesp. 267
Bibliographyp. 277
Index of Instrumental Termsp. 296
Index of Namesp. 298
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