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Giles Gordon (1940–2003)

Autor(a) de Scotland from the Air

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About the Author

Gordon Giles is a trained musician and the Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene in North London. He holds Master's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Cambridge University. He is also the author of the popular Advent devotional O Come Emmanuel: A Musical Tour of Daily Readings for Advent and Christmas.


Obras de Giles Gordon

Scotland from the Air (1984) 91 cópias
The Minerva Book of Short Stories 1 (1988) — Editor — 64 cópias
Scottish Ghost Stories (1996) 51 cópias
Mysteries: A Classic Collection (1994) — Introdução — 34 cópias
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Editor — 16 cópias
Best Short Stories 1989 (1989) 15 cópias
English Short Stories (1988) 13 cópias
Shakespeare Stories (1982) — Editor — 13 cópias
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Editor — 13 cópias
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Editor — 12 cópias
Best Short Stories 1993 (1994) 10 cópias
The Minerva Book of Short Stories 3 (1991) — Editor — 10 cópias
Prevailing Spirits (1976) 8 cópias
Best Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Editor — 6 cópias
Best Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Editor — 6 cópias
Best Short Stories 1990 (1992) 6 cópias
Pictures from an exhibition (1970) 4 cópias
Best Short Stories 1990 (1990) 3 cópias
Best Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Editor — 3 cópias
Umbrella Man (1971) 3 cópias
Best Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Editor — 3 cópias
About a Marriage (1972) 3 cópias
Comings and Goings (2015) 2 cópias
Factions (1974) — Editor; Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Farewell, Fond Dreams (1975) 2 cópias
Girl with Red Hair (1974) 2 cópias
The illusionist and other fictions (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Scream [short fiction 1 exemplar(es)
The Minerva Book of Short Stories 5 (1993) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The New Nature of the Catastrophe (1993) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
New Worlds: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The New SF (1969) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Best SF Stories from New Worlds 5 (1969) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
New Worlds 6 (1973) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
New Worlds 9 (1975) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Mind in Chains (1970) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The After Midnight Ghost Book (1980) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Modern Scottish Short Stories (1982) — Editor, algumas edições7 cópias
When Churchyards Yawn (1963) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Ghosts in Country Houses (1981) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Young Winter's Tales 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
季刊NW-SF 1976年 08月 第12号 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
S-Fマガジン 1972年09月号 (通巻163号) (1972) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Subtitled "A Musical Tour of Sacred Choral Works," this 150-page book discusses 30 religious choral works by 30 different composers, and is accompanied by a CD where the works are performed by the Gloriae Dei Cantores choir.

For each work, author Gordon Giles, a musician and vicar in the Church of England, provides the text (and a translation for those not in English - most are in Latin, some in German, Russian, and Old Church Slavonic), its source, and the name of the music's composer.  He follows this with some explanation about the text and its source(s), some background on the composer, and historical context and liturgical uses of the piece.  Each three-to-four-page discussion ends with a paragraph or two on the spiritual meaning of the piece, followed by a brief prayer.

In the first two pages of the book, Giles explains that the book can be used for personal or small group devotion (with suggestions on how to do so), or for a four-session group study course (with more detail on that at the end of the book).  There's also a 20-page introduction about music in worship.

Many of the pieces involved polyphony (multiple melodies, sometimes as many as eight), which can be hard to follow in another language.  I did like various parts of the sung Mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benidictus, Agnus Dei), easily recognizing the Latin from my childhood.
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