Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Classical Guitar Music…in all its drama and beauty

One of my favorite kinds of music is the sound of the classical guitar.  Enjoy this blog with a modern-day performance.

History of the classical guitar. The evolution of classical guitars began with the influences of the vihuela and gittern in the sixteenth century and ended with the modern classical guitar in the mid-nineteenth century.   (history)

 

michae lucarelli 2 classical guitarMichael Lucarelli was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began his music education on the electric guitar after hearing the group Led Zepplin. Later, Michael discovered the classical guitar and began his studies with Peruvian Guitarist Ricardo Linares. Mr. Lucarelli went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Utah and his Master of Music from the University of Arizona in Guitar performance. (biography)

 

The beautiful cathedral, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, shown in the video below is the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene where Michael Lucarelli gives his concert.

Here are some facts about this church:

 It took 9 years to build the cathedral  The property for the cathedral was purchased in 1890 under the leadership of the Father Lawrence Scanlan, who became the first Bishop of Salt Lake in 1886. Even though the groundbreaking happened in 1899, construction only began a year later in 1900 and completed in 1909.  The main architect, Carl Neuhausen from Germany, never saw the completed project.  It was originally painted white and green.  Please note all the amazing colors today. Cardinal James Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore, dedicated this cathedral, under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene.  Mary Magdalene was known for her faithfulness as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  The first renovation began in 1917 by Bishop Glass, who had a strong artistic sense.  He had studied in Europe in 1899 and acquired oil paintings for the renovation because he wanted to make it more European.  The building was rededicated in 1993, after 82 years of its opening. (taken from Temple Square blog)

SACRED MUSIC by Michael Lucarelli    AVE MARIA

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