Patrick Kavanaugh, executive director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, holds a doctorate in music composition. A conductor and performer, he is the author of Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, and Raising Musical Kids.
On a whole, though, the book missed the mark for me.
I believe that everyone, especially Bible believers, need to study and be acquainted with the great music that is part of our Western Cultural tradition.
It gives us something of the personal and spiritual sides of great composers, as well as short summaries of their musical careers.
This book was inspiring and encouraging, as I often hear about the lack of faith in some composers, but appreciate the quotes throughout this book proving the deeply held faith of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara Takeuchi
I was given this book as a gift and have given several to other friends. It helped me to appreciate the music as I came to understand the spiritual backgrounds each of these... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
And now for the spiritual side of our wonderful composers! We're not used to reading about this! Good book!Published 2 months ago by Patricia Klenda
It was really interesting to read through the lives of these composers. Each biography is short but packed with a rich history of the times in which they lived. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ensele Family
Patrick Kavanaugh is Executive Director of the Christian Performing Artists Fellowship. He said in the "A Word Before" section of this unique 1992 book, "In this book,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven H Propp
It's not widely known that the early composers were all expressing the spiritual aspect of existence known as sound... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrea A.
I have read this book before. I'm reading it to my husband. A great read for anyone interested in music.Published 11 months ago by Audrey Inman