Professor Charles Edward McGuire , Ph.D.

Professor Charles Edward McGuire
  • Oberlin College
  • Harvard University
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Sacred music is an immense topic. Nearly every culture across the globe includes music for their religious rituals.

Charles Edward McGuire is Professor of Musicology at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 2001. He earned a B.Mus. in musicology from the Oberlin Conservatory and a B.A. from Oberlin College with high honors in history, and received his A.M. and Ph.D. in music from Harvard University.

At Oberlin, Professor McGuire teaches music history, including courses on 19th-century music, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart ‘s operas, the symphony in the 19th century, music and narrative, film music history, music in London, and romanticism and medievalism in 19th-century London.

Professor McGuire has published extensively on British music, including studies of compositions by Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as works on musical festivals. He is the author of the monographs Music and Victorian Philanthropy: The Tonic Sol-fa Movement; Elgar ‘s Oratorios: The Creation of an Epic Narrative; and The Historical Dictionary of English Music, which he co-authored with Oberlin colleague Professor Steven Plank. He has presented papers at numerous international musicological conferences, and is a frequent invited speaker for panel discussions and pre-concert talks.

Professor McGuire has received a Teaching Excellence Award at Oberlin, as well as being a three-time winner of a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University.

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  1. The Great Works of Sacred Music Sale

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
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    Discover the greatest masterworks of the sacred music tradition, from the glories of early church music to the monumental works of the modern era, in this insightful journey into Western sacred musical expression. Experience the majesty and beauty of transcendent chorales, cantatas, masses, and oratorios by composers like Bach, Handel, Brahms, and others, and learn how they shaped the current Western canon of music.
  2. (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The Cathedral Set

    (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The Cathedral

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    This two-course set allows you to experience the amazing and majestic history of The Great Works of Sacred Music and then venture on a guided tour exploring the spiritual, artistic, and historical grandeur of famous edifices in The Cathedral. Learn how these masterpieces express Christian spirituality across an astounding range of cultures and periods. A set that treats your ears, eyes, and mind!
  3. (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The World's Greatest Churches Set on sale

    (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The World's Greatest Churches

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $433.00 Starting at $70.90 $539.90 $70.90$539.90
    A set that treats your ears, eyes, and mind! Experience the amazing and majestic history of The Great Works of Sacred Music, then venture on a guided tour of the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful churches and cathedrals in The World’s Greatest Churches. Learn how these masterpieces express Christian spirituality across an astounding range of cultures and periods.
  4. (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works Set

    (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $674.90 Starting at $674.90 $789.90 $674.90$789.90
    Music fans will love this amazing set of two courses exploring the history and grandeur of some of the most celebrated and influential compositions of Western music. Start off with The Great Works of Sacred Music to examine the history and art of transcendent masterworks. Then explore a range of works from the majesty of Baroque masterpieces to the daring visions of modernism in The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works.
  5. (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & Bach and the High Baroque Set on sale

    (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & Bach and the High Baroque

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $656.00 Starting at $61.90 $789.90 $61.90$789.90
    Trace the musical traditions and composers who directly influenced the evolution of Western music into what it is today with this two-course set featuring The Great Works of Sacred Music. Once you’ve examined the history and art of these masterpieces, take an in-depth dive into the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music and understand his compositional language with Bach and the High Baroque.
  6. (Set) Music as a Mirror of History & The Great Works of Sacred Music Set

    (Set) Music as a Mirror of History & The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Music conveys meaning and this two-course set will help you interpret the meanings through history and religion. Start with a survey of musical works that reflect historical events in Music as a Mirror of History. Then study the milestone pieces of The Great Works of Sacred Music, which not only introduces you to a repertoire and a legacy of extraordinary musical greatness, but also provides a vivid and essential...
  7. (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & Great Masters: Mozart Set

    (Set) The Great Works of Sacred Music & Great Masters: Mozart

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $239.90 Starting at $239.90 $469.90 $239.90$469.90
    In this two-part set, you’ll trace the musical traditions and composers who were celebrated as some of the greatest contributors of all time. Start with The Great Works of Sacred Music to examine the history and art of transcendent masterworks. Then take an in-depth dive into the extraordinary sweep of Mozart and his 600 compositions with Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music.