As a biblical king who had rebelled against the Davidic line and a military figure who was also an idolator (he introduced the worship of the golden calves), Jeroboam was a powerful figure by which Cromwell could be attacked, thus legitimating both Charles I and Charles II, the true Davidite
who was at last restored.
And, after a divisive election campaign in a party still haunted by factionalism, Mr Johnson's appointment may help heal some of the wounds Ed has inflicted on the Davidites
Imaginary voices crowd the pages of Krebs's book as his notions concerning rhythm and meter are kicked about and mulled over by those vigilant defenders of musical progress, Schumann's Society of Davidites.
Krebs's book thus operates on several narrative levels, all of which create interesting possibilities for presenting material: a formal approach is maintained in the text of the treatise, while the Davidites chatter away in a colloquial tongue; primary source material is presented through the authoritative (if imaginary) voices of the original authors; and Florestan and Eusebius discuss the merits of various interpretations of their music, comment upon the creative genesis of their works as evidenced by sketches, and cite a dizzying number of examples from their own works in support of theoretical points made in the treatise--one cannot imagine better second readers
Etudes for Piano Teachers is dedicated to "Today's New Davidites .
What many of us who earn a living teaching the piano in America may share with the original Davidites is the feeling that we must do daily battle with Philistine values.