2004: Covenant College

FMCS Covenant College 2004

Forum on Music & Christian Scholarship
2004 Annual Meeting
Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, 2004
Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia



Friday, March 26

8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome
8:45 – 10:45 Session One
Tamara A. Raatz (Eastern New Mexico University): “The Musical Mechanics of Mysticism: Uncovering the Influence of the Book of Revelation Within ‘Abyss of the Birds’ from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time”
Steven W. Gehring (State University of New York at Stony Brook): “Religion and Spirituality in Messiaen Scholarship”
Live Performance and Discussion of Music by John L. Lane (Wheaton College)
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 Chapel
11:45 – 1:00 Luncheon and Business Meeting
1:00 – 2:15 Session Two
Ken Stephenson (University of Oklahoma): “A Christian Critique of Semiological Analysis of Music”
David Fuentes (Calvin College): “The Musical Impulse and its Implications and Applications for Christian Scholarship”
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:45 Session Three
Nikola D. Strader (Columbus, Ohio): “Abraham, Isaac, and Owen: Britten’s Reinterpretation of the Requiem Mass as Exemplified in the ‘Offertorium’ of the War Requiem”
Stephen Rumph (University of Washington): “Mozart’s Credo: Language, Enlightenment, and the Problem of Belief”
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 Session Four
Elizabeth Crownfield (New York University): “Byrd’s Tongues of Fire: Faith, Meaning, and the Compositional Process”
Jennifer L. Roth-Burnette (New York University): “Organum, Trope, and Commentary in the Nativity Liturgy”
5:30 Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, March 27

8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 Session Five
Jacomien Prins (University of Utrecht): “Marsilio Ficino, Francesco Patrizi, and the Harmony of the Spheres”
Donna M. Altimari-Adler (Saint Xavier University): “Augustine’s De Musica and the Rhythm of Creation”
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:15 Session Six
Kevin Holm-Hudson (University of Kentucky): “Et Tu, U2?: ‘Wake Up Dead Man’ and Bono’s Perceived Betrayal of the Faith”
Francine Fledderus (Toronto, Ontario): “Now Hear This Mixture / Where Hip Hop Meets Scripture, or Can Aesthetically-Pleasing Music Be Christian?”
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Session Seven
Andrew Granade (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): “The Good Old Songs: Faith and Shape-Note Singing Revivals”
Joanna Hastings (University of Pittsburgh): “Canaan’s Land: The Transference of a Metaphor Between Written and Oral Traditions in American Shape-Note Hymnody”
12:45 Closing Remarks