The Bible and Music

Thursday, 26 May 2011
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Organisation: Winchester Cathedral
Topic: Bible


2011 - The Bible in Culture

During Winchester Cathedral’s exhibition Reading the Book of Books, then and now: the King James Bible, 1611-2011 (29 March – 3 October 2011) a series of public lectures on THE BIBLE IN CULTURE will be presented by five leading scholars.

All lectures begin at 7.30pm in Prior’s Hall, The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS.

Tickets, £6 per lecture or £20 for the series, available from the Box Office (01962 857275.

Parking in the Inner Close, subject to availability, or in City Centre car parks.

Thursday 26th May - The Bible and Music

Professor John Harper is RSCM Research Professor of Music and Liturgy, and Director of the International Centre for Sacred Music Studies at Bangor University. Reviewing musical works that set texts from the King James Bible across four centuries, special attention will be given to Handel and S. S. Wesley. The lecture also takes into account the distinctiveness of the prosody of the King James Bible in relation to other versions of Scripture set by composers – especially the Book of Common Prayer.

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