Nicholas Will, Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Franciscan University of Steubenville, discusses the art and music of various world religions in this excerpt from his talk entitled “Music and Culture in the Western Church”. Professor Will’s talk was sponsored by the Hildebrand Project at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Below is a list of links to the music Professor Will played during his presentation:




Monteverdi: (start at 2:00 mark)


Marchand, St. Maximin: (ad)

Widor, St. Sulpice: (ad)

Cochereau, Te Deum:

Messiaen, Transports de Joie:

Vierne, Kyrie:

Tournemire, Easter II Offertory:

Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium:

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