Bach’s Passions and Oratorios: The Life of Christ from a Composer’s Perspective–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

Johann Sebastian Bach not only composed his two famous passions but he also created large scale oratorios for Christmas, Easter, and ascension day over a span of little more than ten years. This particularly prolific period came at a later point in the composer’s career and coincides with Bach’s increasing interest in and consumption of …
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Black Gospel Music–Not for credit

Yale Divinity School

This course studies the black gospel tradition, focusing on the genre’s distinctive combination of sound and belief. Music, movement, and conviction, the three expressions gospel holds together, will be explored through three interpretive lenses: exemplary performers, pivotal periods, and formal processes. This week’s work will bring material and approaches from the fields of musicology, music …
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Longing for Shalom: Musical Lament in the Christian Imagination

Regent College

Explore how lament deepens and enriches the Christian longing for shalom, God’s setting right of the world. Together we’ll study various artists who have utilized the biblical categories of shalom and lament to develop a complex language of grief and lamentation—particularly through music. Discover the centrality of hope in these artistic responses, hope that emerges …
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