Books (Read the Bible Series)


To Be Released 2015

The Genesis Controversy

For many years, the first book of the Bible has separated the majority of mankind into two opposing camps; those who follow intelligent design by a powerful entity and those who follow scientific research that for the most part excludes the intervention of an external creative and intelligent force. Do we have to throw out the one in order to accommodate the information of the other? "The Genesis Controversy" explores this topic with a fresh set of eyes in relation not only to the Bible, but also to the scientific information presently available.


Understanding the Timeline of the Bible

Reading the Bible can be a major undertaking for anyone. This is especially true when trying to figure out when things occurred and the order in which to read the various books in the Bible. Fortunately, there is one and only one event from which the majority of the dates in the Bible are reconciled, the Exodus of the Israelites from the land of Egypt.

Presented in a non-denominational format utilizing references from both the Masoretic and Greek Septuagint texts, "Understanding the Timeline of the Bible" is an excellent resource and reference for anyone interested in this marvelous book we call the Bible and can be applied to any version of the Bible you may personally have.


The Book of Jesus

The Chronological Gospels of Jesus

Jesus Christ, who is he? His life and words have been the source of controversy, debate, and study for over two thousand years. He has been quoted and misquoted by Presidents, preachers, and individuals. Thousands of books have been written about him; explaining him, discrediting him, and praising him. Many of the greatest artists of our world have attempted to capture pieces of his life in canvas and stone. Music in all styles has been written about and for him.

The life and words of Jesus have impacted the world with such magnitude that all races, cultures and nations, Christian and non-Christian alike, have been influenced by them. Whether you personally believe or accept the Biblical record of his life and their implications does not negate the fact that our lives today have all been touched by the events depicted in the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In "The Book of Jesus" (Hardbound and Paperback) and "The Chronological Gospels of Jesus (eBook)," the events set forth in the four Gospels are harmonized into a single, chronological account in easy-to-read theatrical script format suitable for all ages.

Please note that "The Book of Jesus" (Hard Bound and Paperback) and "The Chronological Gospels of Jesus" (Kindle eBook Format) reference the same book, but different published formats.


The Instruments of the Bible

Did you every wonder what the instruments of the Bible looked like and sounded like? "The Instruments of the Bible" by Dennis McCorkle provides an in-depth and insightful look at the various instruments mentioned in the Bible. Presented in a non-denominational format, this reference book is a wonderful resource for both the Christian and Hebrew communities.


The Davidic Cipher - Unlocking the Music of the Psalms

Did you every wonder what the instruments of the Bible looked like and sounded like? "The Instruments of the Bible" by Dennis McCorkle provides an in-depth and insightful look at the various instruments mentioned in the Bible. Presented in a non-denominational format, this reference book is a wonderful resource for both the Christian and Hebrew communities.

The word "psalm" means, literally, a sacred melody. But what exactly would this music sound like in biblical times? 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. 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.


To Be Released 2015

The Prayer of Habakkuk and the Psalms

A unique exploration into the superscriptions and subscriptions found within the majority of the Psalm manuscripts in relation to the format established in the only Pslam-like manuscript found outside the book of Psalms - Habakkuk 3:1-19.

This format, established in the Habakkuk manuscript, may profoundly change our understanding of the Psalms and the manner in which they were divided into chapters and verses.

Other Books and Publications


Words I Wrote Along the Way

"Words I Wrote Along the Way" is a unique and varied collection of thirty-nine works of verse, poetry, and prose by author and composer Dennis McCorkle.



LIBRETTO
Complete Script in .pdf format.

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The Kings: Libretto

Saul, a charismatic individual from a prominent family, would become the first king over the nation of Israel. Lacking a relationship with God and insecure of his own worth and ability to govern, he consistently bends to the whims of the people and his troops. Plagued with bouts of depression and manic behavior, Saul consistently disregards direction from his mentor, Samuel the Prophet; eventually leading to his downfall, removal as king, and ultimate suicide.

Conversely David, from humble and modest beginnings as a shepherd, rises to become one of the most revered and powerful rulers in Hebrew literature uniting the twelve families of Israel, establishing a central capital in Jerusalem, Israel. Although making many inappropriate choices along the way, his ongoing faith and trust in his God enables him to weather the consequences of his own actions and the trials that were placed before him.


Sheet Music Collections

The following collections of guitar literature are available from SheetMusicPlus.com and can be instantly downloaded and printed. They are all also available in the Kindle, Nook, and iBooks format. It should be noted that the practical reading of the individual sheet music pages is dependent on the size of your eBook reader, tablet screen, or computer screen. The Nook format is the most problematic format on certain devices, the iBooks format is the best eBook format as the audio tracks can also be embedded.


Bach for Two Guitars

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Original transcriptions and arrangements of Cantata No. 156 (Sinfonia) BWV 156; Cantata No. 147 (Choral) BWV 147; Invention No. 10 [excerpt], BWV 781; Invention No. 1, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach [excerpt].


Classical Guitar Solos

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Gymnopedies I (from Three Gymnopedies), Satie; L'Inverno II, Op.8, No.4 - Largo (from The Four Seasons), Vivaldi; Invention No. 1, BWV 772, Bach; Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrica (Lord Bless Africa), Sontonga/Villiers; Etude in E Minor, Tárrega; Spanish Ballad (Romanza), Melody (from Album for the Young), Schumann; Etude in E Minor, Aguado.


Duets for Classical Guitar

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Gymnopedies I, Satie; L'Inverno II, Vivaldi; Apres Un Reve, Faure; Prelude in E Minor, Chopin.


Original Solos for Classical Guitar

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Nine original classical guitar solos The Green Valleys, Dayspring, Spring Rain, Jazz Prelude, Praise to Jehovah, The Wind and the Sea, A Song Never Ending, Constance, Simple Etude.



Solos for the Jazz Guitarist

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Just for the Thinking, A Song for Fall, All I Sing is the Blues, Last Saturday Night, Bethesda Blues, Djangology by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (improvisation), Are You in the Mood by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli arranged for solo jazz guitar.


Fingerstyle Guitar Solos

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The Last Straw Rag, Oh, Danny Boy, (Londonderry Aire), Spanish Sangria, America the Beautiful by Samuel A. Ward & Katharine Lee Bates, Terra Firma, Greensleeves (What Child is This?), Soleares (facile), Guitar Boogie Shuffle for solo guitar.


Bossa Nova Guitar Solos

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Diamante, Mitzamba, Dusk, Maybe Tomorrow (Quiza Mañana).


Solos for the Rock Guitarist

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Two monster classical guitar solos for the rock guitarist, Moto Perpetuo, Op.11 (Perpetual Motion) by Niccolo Paganini and Concerto in G Major, Op.51, No.4 - Sinfonia (Alla Rustica) by Antonio Vivaldi.