The Well Tempered Life

Author: R. Danielle Gault
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481830
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"The Well-Tempered Life" relates the personality elements of AIR, FIRE, WATER, and EARTH to the human body and provides ways to use self knowledge, Yoga and Reflexology to balance these elements. These tools can help your mind and body navigate your journey to a well-tempered life: A life that is shaped, refined and honed to express its highest purpose.

The Well Tempered City

Author: Jonathan F. P. Rose
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062234749
Size: 26.72 MB
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2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a visionary in urban development and renewal—champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of eighty percent of the world’s population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—the man who “repairs the fabric of cities”—distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of “temperament” as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis—and the future.

A Well Tempered Heart

Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857907824
Size: 70.47 MB
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Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father's native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger's voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia's story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers. This spirited novel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.

Well Tempered Woodwinds

Author: Geoffrey Burgess
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253016509
Size: 39.25 MB
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Friedrich von Huene (1929– ) is arguably the most important manufacturer of historical woodwinds in the 20th century. Since he began making recorders in 1958, von Huene has exerted a strong influence on the craft of building woodwind instruments and on the study of instrument–making, as he has helped to shape the emerging field of Early Music performance practice. Recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American Musical Instrumental Society, the National Flute Association, and Early Music America, he has remained at the forefront of research and design of historical copies of recorders, flutes, and oboes. In a compelling narrative that combines biography, cultural history, and technical organological enquiry, Geoffrey Burgess explores von Huene’s impact on the craft of historical instrument–making and the role organology has played in the emergence of the Early Music movement in the post-war era.

The Well Tempered Clavier

Author: William Coles
Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
ISBN: 178507962X
Size: 30.90 MB
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A special edition of The Well Tempered Clavier as part of The Legend Press Collection, celebrating 10 years of publishing.

Sacred Images Of The Well Tempered Clavier

Author: Meng Chan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9834271301
Size: 34.96 MB
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There was always a tradition of mysticism in religious music writing. For example. Cathedrals were built to facilitate the resonance of the perfect intervals, or try to, with the belief that the perfect intervals are holy and pure. Also, religious compositions often include cryptic symbols and images in the manuscripts. Bach must have been aware of this tradition and I believe that he decided to take this practice to a whole new level with these 48 prelude and fugues, and then was happy to let the music have a life of its own without the burden of their hidden themes. As a musician, he probably thought it wiser to conceal the method of his creative opus, for fear of his composition not being taken seriously because of its unusual premise; or was he only interested in using this method to find fresh thematic material? The hidden images however, must give the music very novel and unusual musical motives compared to other compositions by conventional means; this accounts for their originality and freshness. Personally, I think Bach honored the music manuscript in this manner because of the importance of the written notation as a technological device responsible for the elevation of his art throughout the centuries. After all, he had already written volumes of religious music with words, praising God. This one is specifically to thank God for the gift of musical notations. With an accurate system of notation, the art of music is able to rise above an oral or improvisational tradition, to allow every generation to learn, dissect, select and improve on the music of others. It is in this maimer, that Bach acquired his encyclopedic knowledge of his art; of course he is thankful for the humble musical notation, the vehicle of musical evolution. Looking at the front pages of this book, one common reaction may be: 'this is too good to be true! That all these images can be planted in the 48 prelude and fugues by design and planning, encapsulating Christianity's trilogy of its past, present and future, namely, the Old Testament, the New Testament and the second coming of Jesus.' If this is true, it certainly brings another layer of complexity to the already awe-inspiring and revered contrapuntal genius of the 48 prelude and fugues. In this book, I set out to prove that Bach most certainly did use theology in a systematic way as a springboard for this most arduous and complex musical creation. Like solving a puzzle, I offer a sacred image for every one of the 48 preludes and fugues. The clarity of the images comes from the consistency of Bach's code and the meaningful progression of their subject matter. One clue to its religious content is Bach's dedication to the glory of God in reference to this monumental opus. Bach inscribed the initial S.D.G \[Soli Deo sit Gloria- Glory to God Alone\] at the reverse side of the last fugue of book I (B-minor). This is a quotation from the Latin translation of Romans 16:27 and Jude 1:25. This autograph can be seen in the mus. ms Bach P 415 of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Prussischer Kulturbesitz. It turned out that Bach had infused meaning to the choice of any and all elements of musical composition. The elements such as time signature, key signature, note values, number of parts, the interval between the notes, the grouping of notes, the position of the parts plus all the elements of notation such as rests, accidentals and ornament can be used to signify something. Even the conspicuous absence of certain element is sometimes significant. Some meaning are purely visual, many are by associations and some are made clearer when the music is played; one example is the prelude of 'Jesus calms the Sea' where the harmonic range and progression re-enforces the narrative.

The Planets Within

Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780940262287
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The Planets Within asks us to return to antiquity with new eyes. It centers on one of the most psychological movements of the prescientific age Renaissance Italy, where a group of inner Columbuses charted territories that still give us today a much- needed sense of who we are and where we have come from, and the right routes to take toward fertile and unexplored places. Chief among these masters of the interior life was Marsilio Ficino, presiding genius of the Florentine Academy, who taught that all things exist in soul and must be lived in its light. This study of Ficino broadens and deepens our understanding of psyche, for Ficino was a doctor of soul, and his insights teach us the care and nurture of soul. Moore takes as his guide Ficino s own fundamental tool imagination. Respecting the integrity and autonomy of images, The Planets Within unfolds a poetics of soul in a kind of dialogue between the laconic remarks of Ficino and the need to give these remarks a life and context for our day."

The New Well Tempered Sentence

Author: Karen Elizabeth Gordon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395628836
Size: 31.72 MB
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The basic rules governing the use of periods, semicolons, hyphens, commas, and other punctuation marks are illustrated by humorous sentences

The Well Tempered Self

Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 67.38 MB
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"This is a major work on the connection of theoretical to political practice under postmodernity. At once rigorous and readable, its academic concerns will be both accessible and useful to readers asking--as contemporary readers indomitably do--what these debates in cultural theory have to do with the conduct of theirsocial lives."--Meaghan Morris, author of "The Pirate's Fiancie: Feminism, Reading, Postmodernism." "Miller's work is extremely engaging, original, and successful in producing a set of innovative analyses of the formation of cultural subjects."--Douglas Kellner, University of Texas, Austin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Author: Hans Conrad Fischer
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800637644
Size: 12.67 MB
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The monumental work of J. S. Bach--some 250 cantatas, 280 organ compositions, the great Passions, oratorios and masses, the Well-Tempered Clavier, the Brandenburg Concertos, the Art of the Fugue--stands as a high-water mark of Western civilization. Yet that work is understandable only in light of Bach's profound Christian faith, asserts Hans Conrad Fischer. Born under the shadow of Wartburg Castle, where Martin Luther in seclusion had translated the New Testament into German, Bach saw his work as a daily engagement with Christian mysteries, often signing his manuscripts SDG--soli deo gratia or for God's glory alone. This lavish volume celebrates Bach unabashedly. The engrossing text, enhanced with dozens of portraits, photos of locales and artifacts, maps and manuscripts, brings Bach, his faith, and his achievements directly to the reader. So too does the accompanying CD-ROM, including 17 key selections sampling Bach's best-known pieces from each genre and period of his life. It conclusively presents J. S. Bach's genius as not only musical but also religious, one that still effectively presents Christian faith to today's largely secular public.