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    • The Great Works of Sacred Music

    • By: Charles Edward McGuire, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Charles Edward McGuire
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
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    Beginning with medieval chant, discover how its single musical line evolved into polyphony (music with multiple simultaneous melodies). You'll also learn how the religious reformations of the 16th century compelled composers to create new musical genres and to make religious texts more intelligible. Additionally, observe how 17th-century composers blended sacred styles with genres such as opera, producing music of dramatic and unforgettable beauty.

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    • A Worthy Course

    • By Ark1836 on 12-19-15

    Regular price: $34.95