Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Kent Haruf
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0375726934
Available:
Release: 2001-04-03
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Book Award Finalist A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. In the small town of Holt, Colorado, a high school teacher is confronted with raising his two boys alone after their mother retreats first to the bedroom, then altogether. A teenage girl—her father long since disappeared, her mother unwilling to have her in the house—is pregnant, alone herself, with nowhere to go. And out in the country, two brothers, elderly bachelors, work the family homestead, the only world they've ever known. From these unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together—their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant. As the milieu widens to embrace fully four generations, Kent Haruf displays an emotional and aesthetic authority to rival the past masters of a classic American tradition.

Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Kent Haruf
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9781447289524
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Release: 2015-10-08
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by Peter Carey I suppose it is crazy. I don't know. I don't even care. But that girl needs somebody . . . And you old solitary bastards need somebody too. Somebody or something besides an old red cow to care about and worry over. Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone and, in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron - gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished - agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change forever. A novel of haunting beauty from one of America's greatest writers of our time, Plainsong is an undeniable classic that explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinite capacity for love.

Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Kent Haruf
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743284087
Available:
Release: 1999-12-01
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Holt, Colorado, Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone. In the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux finds herself pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's sons find their way forward without their mother, quiet and gentle Harold and Raymond McPheron agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives are about to change forever. A novel of haunting beauty, Plainsong explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind's infinity capacity for love.

Plainsong in the Age of Polyphony

Plainsong in the Age of Polyphony
Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly,Thomas F. Kelly
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0521401607
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Release: 1992-01-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From at least the eighth century and for about a thousand years the repertory of music now known as Gregorian chant, or plainsong, formed the largest body of written music, and was the most frequently performed and the most assiduously studied music in Western civilisation. It lay at the root of all instruction in practical music, and in some sense was at the core of the enormous portion of notated music that survives today. But plainsong did not follow rigid conventions. It seems increasingly clear that, whatever may have been intended with respect to uniformity and tradition, the practice of plainsong varied considerably within time and place. It is just this variation, this living quality of plainsong, that these essays address. In addition, much new information is made available on the study of local rites and practices, and on the liturgical matrix of important polyphonic repertories. The contributors - leading scholars in their field - have sought information from a wide variety of areas: liturgy, architecture, art history, secular and ecclesiastical history, and hagiography, as a step towards reassembling the fragments of cultural history into the rich mosaic from which they came.

Eventide

Eventide
Author: Kent Haruf
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781400043019
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Release: 2004-05-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of The Best Books of The Year: Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Plain Dealer, and Rocky Mountain News Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Nancy Huston
Pages: 226
ISBN: IND:30000087904870
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Release: 2002
Editor: Zoland Books, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Piecing together her family history from her grandfather's journal, Paula Sterling learns about how her ancestors endured the hardships of early frontier life through the boom times of the 1950s and comes to better understand her grandfather's character through the challenges he faced. Original.

The Elements of Plainsong

The Elements of Plainsong
Author: Henry Bremridge Briggs
Pages: 91
ISBN: UCLA:L0069672418
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Recent Research in Plainsong

Recent Research in Plainsong
Author: Henry Bremridge Briggs
Pages: 31
ISBN: PRNC:32101065672287
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Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Work of the Benedictines of Solesmes in the Plainsong Revival

The Work of the Benedictines of Solesmes in the Plainsong Revival
Author: Henry Bremridge Briggs
Pages: 251
ISBN: UCLA:L0069548998
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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History and Characteristics of Plainsong

History and Characteristics of Plainsong
Author: Henry Bremridge Briggs
Pages: 7
ISBN: IOWA:31858047242536
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Plainsong Variations

Plainsong Variations
Author: Billy Prewitt
Pages: 25
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-05-29
Editor: B&RMusic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Printable Sheet Music for Guitar Ensemble Plainsong Variations is an exciting original work for guitar ensemble in four parts. As the title indicates, it is loosely patterned after the plainsong chants of the Gregorian era; however, the chant section is not borrowed from history. It is an intermediate level piece that can easily be attained by students who have had a year of instruction. It is in the Dorian mode with a tonal center on E. The key signature has 2 sharps. Most of the melodic parts should be played in 2nd position. Students will also need to know how to play standard Em, A, D, and G chords. The most exciting part of the piece is the inclusion of some "creative" percussive elements such as tapping the stand with a guitar pick and hitting the body of the guitar in different places. This piece does have a singing section, so make sure your group is willing to sing out before you go live with this one. The PDF includes a conductor's score as well as all of the student parts. The original purchaser will have license to print/copy parts for up to 30 performers. Sharing or copying digitally is strictly prohibited.

Western Plainchant

Western Plainchant
Author: David Hiley
Pages: 661
ISBN: 0198165722
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Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Plainchant is the oldest substantial body of music that has been preserved in any shape or form. It was first written down in Western Europe in the wake of the Carolingian renaissance of the 8th and 9th centuries. Many thousands of chants have been sung at different times or places in a multitude of forms and styles, responding to the differing needs of the church through the ages.This book provides a clear and concise introduction, designed both for those to whom the subject is new and those who require a reference work for advanced studies. It begins with an explanation of the liturgies which plainchant was designed to serve. All the chief genres of chant, different types of liturgical book, and plainchant notations are described. The later chapters are complemented by plates, with commentary and transcriptions. After an exposition of early medieval theoretical writingon plainchant, a historical survey follows the constantly changing nature of the repertory through from the earliest times to the restoration of medieval chant a century ago. The historical relations between Gregorian, Old-Roman, Milanese, Spanish, and other repertories is considered. Importantmusicians and centre of composition are discussed, together with the establishment of Gregorian chant in all the lands of medieval Europe, and the reformations and revisions carried out by the religious orders and the humanists.Copiously illustrated with over 200 musical examples transcribed from original sources, the book highlights the diversity of practice and richness of the chant repertory characteristic of the Middle Ages. As both a self-contained summary and also, with its many pointers to further reading, a handbook for research, it will become an indispensable reference book on this vast subject.

The Plainsong of the Mass Adapted from the Sarum Gradual to the English Text

The Plainsong of the Mass  Adapted from the Sarum Gradual to the English Text
Author: Anonim
Pages: 50
ISBN: NYPL:33433084112345
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106011532188
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music
Author: Mark Everist
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781107495128
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the emergence of plainsong to the end of the fourteenth century, this Companion covers all the key aspects of medieval music. Divided into three main sections, the book first of all discusses repertory, styles and techniques - the key areas of traditional music histories; next taking a topographical view of the subject - from Italy, German-speaking lands, and the Iberian Peninsula; and concludes with chapters on such issues as liturgy, vernacular poetry and reception. Rather than presenting merely a chronological view of the history of medieval music, the volume instead focuses on technical and cultural aspects of the subject. Over nineteen informative chapters, fifteen world-leading scholars give a perspective on the music of the Middle Ages that will serve as a point of orientation for the informed listener and reader, and is a must-have guide for anyone with an interest in listening to and understanding medieval music.

The Tie That Binds

The Tie That Binds
Author: Kent Haruf
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307560643
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Release: 2010-05-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of Eventide, The Tie That Binds is a powerfully eloquent tribute to the arduous demands of rural America, and of the tenacity of the human spirit. Colorado, January 1977. Eighty-year-old Edith Goodnough lies in a hospital bed, IV taped to the back of her hand, police officer at her door. She is charged with murder. The clues: a sack of chicken feed slit with a knife, a milky-eyed dog tied outdoors one cold afternoon. The motives: the brutal business of farming and a family code of ethics as unforgiving as the winter prairie itself. Here, Kent Haruf delivers the sweeping tale of a woman of the American High Plains, as told by her neighbor, Sanders Roscoe. As Roscoe shares what he knows, Edith's tragedies unfold: a childhood of pre-dawn chores, a mother's death, a violence that leaves a father dependent on his children, forever enraged. Here is the story of a woman who sacrifices her happiness in the name of family--and then, in one gesture, reclaims her freedom.

Karoo Plainsong

Karoo Plainsong
Author: Barbara Mutch
Pages: 421
ISBN: 9781848765207
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Release: 2010
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This vivid novel, set against a backdrop of apartheid, tells the story of Ada, an illegitimate, unschooled but brilliant pianist who grows up in service to a family of Irish immigrants. As apartheid tightens its grip, she is seduced into an illegal relationship and bears a mixed race child. Forced to flee from the only home she knows, she must carve a life for herself, her daughter and her music in the bleak township that squats on the edge of the Karoo. Torn between love for her surrogate family and outrage at apartheid's sins, she embarks on a dangerous double life as friend - and potential foe - of both black and white. A powerful tale of love, loss and redemption, this is a journey into the soul of a fractured nation. It illustrates two simultaneous but contrasting views of South Africa under apartheid – seen through the eyes of a remarkable black woman who holds on for the miracle. Fans of romance, fiction and history will enjoy this personal tale of woman’s survival in a time of turmoil.

Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Freda Downie
Pages: 60
ISBN: UOM:39015031232112
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Release: 1981
Editor: Trafalgar Square Publishing
Language: en

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A General Outline of Plainsong

A General Outline of Plainsong
Author: Anonim
Pages: 13
ISBN: UCBK:C034443426
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Plainsong

Plainsong
Author: Kazushi Hosaka
Pages: 169
ISBN: 1564786382
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A nameless, ambitionless office worker finds his small apartment gradually invaded by three other people: all younger than himself, but seemingly no less adrift. The year is 1986, and the strange communal life of this foursome, extending over half a year, from the end of winter to midsummer, makes up the plot, such as it is, of Plainsong, as this ersatz family finds itself growing closer, and life continues—quietly—around them. Part of the generation that grew to prominence following the success of baby boomers like Haruki Murakami, Kazushi Hosaka's work chronicles the small moments, the moments without conflict, that most novels work to elide. His characters talk, work, exist; their story is one where the tiniest occurrence takes on the proportions of a grand drama.