Professor Nicholas Will: Music and Culture in the Western Church

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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:

Machaut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47JdUI_PhE

Josquin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6aUcuhXH8

Palestrina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8XdKkrqgo

Monteverdi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99FCAFNgaA (start at 2:00 mark)

Mozart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMFEL0u2cw

Marchand, St. Maximin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMqYiMHm9Hk (ad)

Widor, St. Sulpice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oR3P3IfGqo (ad)

Cochereau, Te Deum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDqL6pjpjY

Messiaen, Transports de Joie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtSfIqkt03w

Vierne, Kyrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaVaNw3jito

Tournemire, Easter II Offertory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4d4bfzEStc

Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0__tgrjTkc

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Maestro André Raphel: The Changing Role of Music in Today’s Society

Maestro André Raphel delivers his talk entitled “The Changing Role of Music in Today’s Society”. Maestro Raphel’s talk was part of the Sacred Music series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Some Notes on Mozart’s Requiem

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, “The Courage to Pray.”  In this well-received lecture, he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yourself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

Do you want to go to heaven?

Maestro Manfred Honeck, music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, gave the 2011 John Paul the Great Fine Arts lecture at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  In this well-received lecture, “The Courage to Pray”,  he spoke of his work with the Orchestra, his marriage and family life, and the intersection of faith and culture.  “I try to communicate my faith and what it means to me through the music I conduct,” he said.   “My relationship with God is the same as my relationship with a close friend. If you want to have a close relationship with a friend, then you call them, every day.  The more you speak with your friend, the more you know them.  It is the same with God…If you break the connection between yo0urself and God, you will lose your values.”  Honeck often encounters surprise that he has time to pray amidst the demands of his career, but said he tells people, “I clean my teeth every day, so why not my soul?”

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