Friday, September 10, 2021

CT episode 8 is up, Demon Hunting

 So the newest episode is up and it was a necessary follow-up as a matter of principle to episode 7.  I had meant to get around to writing about spiritual warfare as a necessary component of the "state of emergency" because the biggest amount of material Mark taught on spiritual warfare in terms of hours talked was the 2008 spiritual warfare session.  Even Win Your War is in many respects a revisitation of material from 2008.

My little reading list of about 50 books on spiritual warfare, diabology, exorcism, Enochic literature, and the topic of spirit-possession in the ancient near east is connected to wanting to eventually deal with the issue of spiritual warfare within Mars Hill history as a subset not only of charismatic beliefs but as a subset of beliefs within evangelicalism and fundamentalism.  It would be bad history and theology to claim that Mark got his ideas about deliverance strictly from charismatic theologies.  James Collins has a helpful survey delineating how fundamentalists and evangelicals and charismatics have a surprisingly large amount of overlap in the core concepts of their not-exorcism approach to spiritual warfare.  

But episode 8 just dropped and I'll need time to listen to it.  I've also been meaning to write about Win Your War.  

Monday, September 06, 2021

okay, for Matiegka fans, one of the older posts has just been supplemented with an in-score analysis

Okay, so back on July 3, 2020 I published a strictly written analysis of Wenzel Matiegka's Op. 31, No. 1 fro his Progressive Sonatas.  Now I've gone back and added a score with in-score analysis to supplement the old blog post.  So if you haven't found the Op. 31 scores free online previously or don't have the Stanley Yates edition I can now start to (probably slowly as ever!) get to analyzing the Matiegka sonatas from the Op. 31 with some scores for sonatas 1, 2, 5 and 6.

To go read the updated musical analysis head over here.

If you want to check out a more recent guitar sonata in C minor that draws more inspiration from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Wilson Pickett than Matiegka you can go here.  The conclusion I reached by the time I finished Ragtime and Sonata Forms last year was that if it's practical to compose sonata forms using ragtime materials it is no less possible to compose sonata forms using materials more typical of R&B, soul, funk and rock.  I would not go so far as to say it's easy but it can be done.

An in-score analysis to Op. 31, No. 2 in A minor is eventually going to happen but I'm feeling less inspired to blog lately than to tackle other kinds of projects away from this blog.  Hope you have had a good Labor Day weekend.