Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Patrick Kavanaugh

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310208068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Messiaen . . . Men of genius as different as their music - but all inspired by deep spiritual convictions. Peter Kavanaugh uncovers the spirituality of twenty of music's timeless giants, revealing legacies of the soul as diverse as the masterpieces they created. Warmly written, beautifully illustrated, and complete with listening recommendations for each composer, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers is a fascinating look at the inner flame that lit the works of these masters.

Your School of Love

Author: Agnes M. Penny

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 161890597X

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Homeschooling your children can be a beautiful and fruitful experience for both you and your children…but it can also be overwhelming. Agnes Penny, the popular author of Your Labor of Love and Your Vocation of Love, is here to help you along the way. Your School of Love is not a homeschooling curriculum, or a how-to guide, but a spiritual companion that will help you and your children get the most out of homeschooling. Your School of Love is packed with short chapters, perfect for the always-busy homeschooling parent, offering tips and advice on a variety of topics, including: • Homeschooling girls, boys, large families, young children, and teenagers • How to keep up with Homeschooling during pregnancy or with a new baby in the house • How to avoid burnout • How to encourage and balance your children’s social lives • How to balance confidence and humility while teaching your children • Making homeschooling a prayerful endeavor • How to deal with the emotional struggles of homeschooling • And so much more (like how to include fathers, how to foster vocations, how to teach a child to read and write) Your School of Love is lovingly written by a homeschooling mother, and will be your constant companion throughout your homeschooling years, both as a guide, a spiritual reference, and a helpful friend who knows what it’s like to deal with the struggles of homeschooling, and also how to embrace the great joys.

Secret Lives of Great Composers

Author: Elizabeth Lunday

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594747466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music. With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You’ll learn that Edward Elgar dabbled with explosives; that John Cage was obsessed with fungus; that Berlioz plotted murder; and that Giacomo Puccini stole his church’s organ pipes and sold them as scrap metal so he could buy cigarettes. This is one music history lesson you’ll never forget!

The Great Composers

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Composers

Page: 195

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