Norwalk, CT, January 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Davidic Cipher: Unlocking the Hidden Music of the Psalms by Dennis F. McCorkle, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Religion / Biblical Studies / Old Testament category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. The Davidic Cipher is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket edition for $29.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/MusicoftheBible was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
The word “psalm” means, literally, a sacred melody. But what exactly would this music sound like in biblical times? Years in the making, The Davidic Cipher finally unlocks the hidden music of the Psalms, enabling these timeless works to be deciphered and written into traditional musical notation.
Presented in a non-denominational setting, The Davidic Cipher uncovers the underlying links between the words of the Bible, the Hebrew alphabet, the musical instruments of the Psalms, the name of God, and the musical system of our day. Recently seen on the History Channel, this breakthrough work opens up a new understanding and appreciation of the Bible and its music.
* Where did the musical system of King David’s time originate?
* What are the Psalms, who wrote them, and how did they sound?
* What musical function do the Psalm superscriptions and the Hallelujah have?
* How did the Psalmists secretly encode the name of God within the melodies as a form of praise?
* What did the musical instruments of the Psalms look like, how were they tuned, and how were they used to play the music of the Bible?
Scholarly yet accessible to the lay reader, The Davidic Cipher unleashes a wealth of musical and vocal literature that has been hidden within the pages of the Bible for centuries. And it’s required reading for anyone looking to enrich and enhance their understanding of the Bible and the glorious Psalms.
Deftly constructed at 256 pages, The Davidic Cipher: Unlocking the Hidden Music of the Psalms is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Religion / Biblical Studies / Old Testament category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Davidic Cipher meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95 and $29.95, respectively.
Additionally, The Davidic Cipher can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/MusicoftheBible
About the Author
Dennis McCorkle is a biblical musicologist, composer, and the author of five books, including The Book of Jesus, The Midi Orchestrator’s Handbook, The Music Teacher, Basic Method for Guitar, and The Kings (a musical). He is the composer of more than one hundred classical and jazz compositions. McCorkle lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he also teaches.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
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