The Great Works of Sacred Music

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The Great Works of Sacred Music

2015

Western classical music is one of humanity's most sublime artistic traditions. Significantly, this great musical language--encompassing genres from symphonic and instrumental music to choral works and opera--was created...

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Director
Charles Edward McGuire

In This Series

Hallelujah, Amen: The World of Sacred Music
Episode 1
Hallelujah, Amen: The World of Sacred Music
From Chant to Early Sacred Polyphony
Episode 2
From Chant to Early Sacred Polyphony
The Golden Age of Polyphony
Episode 3
The Golden Age of Polyphony
The Age of Reformation: Who Will Sing?
Episode 4
The Age of Reformation: Who Will Sing?
Sacred Music in a Secular World
Episode 5
Sacred Music in a Secular World
Man and Meaning: Bach’s Cantatas
Episode 6
Man and Meaning: Bach’s Cantatas
Art for Art’s Sake: Bach’s Mass in B Minor
Episode 7
Art for Art’s Sake: Bach’s Mass in B Minor
Handel’s Great Oratorio: Messiah
Episode 8
Handel’s Great Oratorio: Messiah
Messiah: From Entertainment to Ritual
Episode 9
Messiah: From Entertainment to Ritual
Mozart’s Requiem: Praise and Memory
Episode 10
Mozart’s Requiem: Praise and Memory
Haydn’s The Creation
Episode 11
Haydn’s The Creation
God, Man, Music, and Beethoven
Episode 12
God, Man, Music, and Beethoven
Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Episode 13
Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
Episode 14
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
Sacred Music in the Late 19th Century
Episode 15
Sacred Music in the Late 19th Century
Come, All Ye Faithful: Music of Christmas
Episode 16
Come, All Ye Faithful: Music of Christmas