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Symphony No. 3, "Rituals" - Plan and Instrumentation of The Work - The Chinese Layer
... After a crescendo bass drum summons, these play a sequence of six slow hymns, such as would have accompanied the bi-annual sacrifices performed at the Temple of Confucius by the emperors of China since 195 B.C ... than were to be allowed in the later Ming and Qing hymns ... In the order of the hymns, the dialogue of the percussion instruments and their spatial disposition on stage, Ching abided closely by the extant Ming and Qing manuals and some ...
Liturgical Book - Nestorian
... and Lessons (Kariane), the "Turgama" (Interpretation), containing hymns sung by deacons at the liturgy (our Graduals and Sequences), the David (Dawidha ... and "Warda" are further collections of hymns (see Badger, "The Nestorians and their Rituals", London, 1852, II, 16-25) ...
List Of Compositions By Arthur Bliss - Vocal - Hymns
... -, Pen Selwood – Hymn Tune (1967?) -, Santa Barbara – Hymn Tune (1967??) -, Mortlake – Hymn Tune (1971?) ...
List Of Works By Bede - Works - Hymns and Poems
... In Bede's list of his works, he describes a book of hymns "Librum hymnorum diverso metro sive rhythmo" and a book of poems "Librum epigrammatum heroico metro sive elegiaco" ... Hymns Only one hymn is definitely by Bede his Hymn on Queen Etheldryd, which is part of his Historia Ecclesiastica but which appears independently in some manuscripts ... An additional fifteen hymns are thought to be of Bede's composition ...

Famous quotes containing the word hymns:

    Whether, if you yield not to your father’s choice,
    You can endure the livery of a nun,
    For aye to be in shady cloister mewed,
    To live a barren sister all your life,
    Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon.
    Thrice blessed they that master so their blood
    To undergo such maiden pilgrimage.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    What wondrous love is this
    That caused the Lord of bliss
    To bear the dreadful curse for my soul
    —Unknown. “What Wondrous Love is this!” L. 3-5, Dupuy’s Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1811)

    So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 5:17-20.