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The great works of sacred music. Season 1 / Charles Edward McGuire.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (16 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 2 From Chant to Early Sacred Polyphony Episode 3 Golden Age of Polyphony Episode 15 Sacred Music in the Late 19th Century Episode 6 Man and Meaning: Bach's Cantatas Episode 5 Sacred Music in a Secular World Episode 14 Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius Episode 4 Age of Reformation: Who Will Sing? Episode 8 Handel's Great Oratorio: Messiah Episode 9 Messiah: From Entertainment to Ritual Episode 1 Hallelujah, Amen: The World of Sacred Music Episode 11 Haydn's The Creation Episode 13 Mendelssohn's Elijah Episode 7 Art for Art's Sake: Bach's Mass in B Minor Episode 12 God, Man, Music, and Beethoven Episode 16 Come, All Ye Faithful: Music of Christmas Episode 10 Mozart's Requiem: Praise and Memory.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Charles Edward McGuire, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
Summary, etc.:
Western classical music is one of humanity's most sublime artistic traditions. This musical language - encompassing genres from symphonic and instrumental music to choral works and opera - was created through the meeting of art and faith. The lineage of sacred works produced some of the greatest masterpieces in Western art and created the foundation of the Western musical canon.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sacred music > Analysis, appreciation.
Sacred vocal music > Analysis, appreciation.
Chants > Analysis, appreciation.
Masses > Analysis, appreciation.
Oratorios > Analysis, appreciation.
Carols > Analysis, appreciation.
Music appreciation.
Church music.
Music in churches.
Music > History and criticism.
Genre: Sacred music.
Christmas music.
Gregorian chants.

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