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The great passion : a novel, James Runcie

Label
The great passion : a novel
Title
The great passion
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Runcie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1727, Stefan Silbermann is a grief-stricken thirteen-year-old, struggling with the death of his mother and his removal to a school in distant Leipzig. Despite his father's insistence that he try not to think of his mother too much, Stefan is haunted by her absence, and, to make matters worse, he's bullied by his new classmates. But when the school's cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach, takes notice of his new pupil's beautiful singing voice and draws him from the choir to be a soloist, Stefan's life is permanently changed. Over the course of the next several months, and under Bach's careful tutelage, Stefan's musical skill progresses, and he is allowed to work as a copyist for Bach's many musical compositions. But mainly, drawn into Bach's family life and away from the cruelty in the dorms and the lonely hours of his mourning, Stefan begins to feel at home. When another tragedy strikes, this time in the Bach family, Stefan bears witness to the depths of grief, the horrors of death, the solace of religion, and the beauty that can spring from even the most profound losses"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Runcie, James
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
music
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Cantors (Church music)
  • Teenage boys
  • Children's choirs
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Families
  • Grief
  • Leipzig (Germany)
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The great passion : a novel, James Runcie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781635570670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1246141929
  • (OCoLC)1246141929
  • 3960150
Label
The great passion : a novel, James Runcie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781635570670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1246141929
  • (OCoLC)1246141929
  • 3960150

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