Is there really a 'Secret Chord' that would both please the LORD and nearly everybody else as described in Leonard Cohen's popular song Hallelujah? The Secret Chord Whilst a significant number of books have been published exploring the ...
Author: Peter Banks
"The Secret Chord is an impassioned study of the role of music in cultural life, written through the prism of Christian belief. Covering a range of musical styles and influences, from gospel music to X Factor, The Secret Chord conveys enthusiasm for music and its transformative powers. While a significant number of books have been published exploring the relationships between music, art, popular culture and theology - many of which we have enjoyed and from which we have benefited - such books tend either to academic analysis or semi biography about artistes whose output the writers' enjoy. By contrast, The Secret Chord is an accessible exploration of artistic dilemmas from a range of different perspectives which seeks to draw the reader into a place of appreciation for what makes a moment in a 'performance' timeless and special."--www.thesecretchord.co.uk.
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The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks is a fictionalized story of the Old Testament hero and king, David. Natan, friend and advisor to King David, receives permission to write David’s biography. David has asked Natan to use three sources who knew David before Natan met him. These include Mikhal, the first of David’s wives, Shammah, David’s older brother, and Nizevet, a member of Shammah’s household in Beit Lehem. As he travels to meet Shammah and Nizevet, Natan thinks on how David kept the roads free of bandits, making him remember how David was once a bandit himself. That was when Natan and David met. Natan was a 10 year old herding his father’s goats when his flock wandered into David’s bandit camp. David sent Natan home with a message instructing his father to provide food and wine for the bandits. Avigail, David’s kind and wise third wife, warned Natan that David would retaliate if Natan’s father denied him… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Secret Chord Summary of bookIntroduction to the Important People in the bookAnalysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
Zadok had maintained that only a small, elite unit was entrusted with the secret of the pool, just men sufficient to provide a discreet guard in peacetime and to ... took a deep breath, exhaled and let the arrow • The Secret Chord .
Author: Geraldine Brooks
“A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David’s life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.
Conor McBride is a man on the run, haunted by enemies he's never met, and a past he can't leave behind. At a farmhouse inn tucked into a scenic corner of Vermont, a mysterious guest has checked in for an extended stay. Conor McBride, a tired-eyed Irish wanderer, arrives shouldering a violin, a duffel bag, and the burden of traumatic events he won’t discuss. His recent past is as hazy as his future, but the inn’s owner can relate to that. Kate Fitzpatrick has lived through her own share of trauma and uncertainty. She’d once been an artist living in New York, but when her husband’s death and its tragic circumstances crushed her creative spirit, Kate left the city to start a new life. Five years later, her inn is thriving, but the ramshackle farm that came with it seems doomed to fail. Her long-term guest has the experience to fix it, and she’s willing to accept a little mystery in exchange for the help he offers. Gradually, the gaps in his past seem less important than the growing attraction between them, but soon Kate will face a reality she’s not prepared for; because most of what she believes about Conor McBride isn’t true, and the secrets he’s keeping are darker than anything she imagined. He’s a man on the run, haunted by enemies he’s never met and his own destructive actions. Conor came to Vermont prepared for the deception he’s trained for, but Kate’s friendship and straightforward trust has an impact he never expected. Unwilling to lie and unable to confess, he hides behind evasions while an intuition of approaching danger whispers in his head. What he’s left behind isn’t far enough back, and when it catches up to him Conor discovers he’s not alone in the crosshairs, because Kate Fitzpatrick has secrets of her own, and as it turns out, hers are more likely to get them both killed.
An introduction to open moveable chords Jesper Kaae. PART. EN. THE. SECRET. CHORDS. “I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord” - Leonard Cohen Have you ever wondered why your standard open chords don't ...
Author: Jesper Kaae
Publisher: Jesper Kaae
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Grab a standard open E chord and move it five frets up the neck and you will get a beautiful sounding Aadd9 chord. Open moveable chords are seldom described despite the vast amount of guitar literature available. Although often used by various artists these chords and chord systems are well kept secrets to many aspiring guitarists. This book will help expand your chord vocabulary with a set of new and refreshing chords that will inspire you and spark your creativity. Open moveable chords combine the movability of the barre chords and the easy fingering of the standard open chords, and they create some interesting new sounds at the same time. These types of chords will often add complex harmonic extensions to standard major/minor chords so this book focuses on scale degrees rather than chord names to simplify the theoretically complex nature of open moveable chords. The book also includes options for using pedal points on standard open chords. The Secret Chords contains explanatory introductions to each chapter but it is primarily a comprehensive collection of chord charts for open moveable chords. Read less and play more.
Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthral her many fans.
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David. Anointed as the chosen one when just a young shepherd boy, David will rise to be king, grasping the throne and establishing his empire. But his journey is a tumultuous one and the consequences of his choices will resound for generations. In a life that takes him from obscurity to fame, he is by turns hero and traitor, glamorous young tyrant and beloved king, murderous despot and remorseful, diminished patriarch. His wives love and fear him, his sons will betray him. It falls to Natan, the courtier and prophet who both counsels and castigates David, to tell the truth about the path he must take. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthral her many fans.
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He sought eagerly to discover the secret subject which engaged my thoughts for I could not succeed in concealing my deep ... which so successfully assail youth ; but he perceived that not one could touch the secret chord of my nature .
How painful that the confidence which the secret chord of sympathy establishes should be abused ! A bad Mason is like the renegade son of a noble father . The good name of the household is injured by his acts of insubordination and his ...
Mr. Dysart did not know that he had touched the secret chord of Hannah's inner life by his idle gallantries , making himself the Jupiter to her Semele , the King Cophetua where she was only the beggar's daughter undistinguished ...
Her eyes expressed a candid a seat , and said feebly : nature ; her manner trusted me , except at moments when my words jarred on the secret chord of anguish . Some terrible dread made her treat me at such moments as an enemy .
The young Christian observed with joy that Tom did not swear at , or otherwise annoy him , and he hoped that the words he had said to him had touched a secret chord in his heart . In vain did his cowardly companions now urge him to ...
... together with his observant wife , had not been ignorant of the secret chord struck by the fair singer . " Thank you . Miss Lucy seems to be very much in earnest about that business , and if Master Colin is at all smitten in the way ...
Sink on my heart , thou Silence , that strikest the secret chord Of Love which has caught in stillness the voice of Nature's Lord . Yet hark ! again the cataract has broke the twilight's charm , And moving strains roll down once more ...
The new Messiah yet to come . The Great Reformer . The Advent of the Great Spirit of Harmony . The Altar in the Wilderness . The Secret Chord . Work of the Twin Messengers . Seraphic outbirths from the Angel of Love , 231 CHAPTER XXIX .
-Bertha could never have made it herself , —but it touched the secret chord of cherished and hidden feelings ; she forgot that Mildred was a Vivian as she answered , ' I always hear you called Mildred , but few call me Bertha .