Music Composed and Produced by Stephen Cascio
A Soul Changing Passage
CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
Music composed and produced by Stephen Cascio
Prior to his conversion, Paul, (Saul) avidly persecuted the first Christians, and was even present for the martyrdom of St. Stephen, consenting to his stoning execution. Still breathing murderous threats against the Apostles and Christians, he headed towards the city of Damascus.
Music scene begins: On horse on his way to Damascus, Scripture say that “for 3 days (Saul) was unable to see, and he neither ate or drank”. Perhaps as ascetic penance, Saul demonstrated remorse for the sins he had committed against the followers of Jesus and
contemplated how his life would have changed in light of what had happened on the road to Damascus. In his hunger, thirst and blindness, Saul longed for fulfillment and enlightenment and slowly came to the realization that they could only come through Christ.
En route to Damascus, a blinding flash of light knocked Saul from his horse and then a voice from the sky cried out, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4b). The voice identifies himself as Jesus, and instructs Saul to continue to the city, where he is to be met by a disciple named Ananias.
Cascio’s Artistic Background
Trained in the family of woodwinds from classical to jazz, Cascio’s eclectic style ranges from whimsical, contemplation, heartfelt to bold. His music has organically developed around his inquisitive interest, personality and collaborative synergy to communicate through our world’s universal language. Music.
Cascio has also sung and directed choirs of sacred music for the Tridentine Latin Mass.
Music storytelling is strengthen and enriched from his visual world of being a Creative Director, photographer, artist and liturgical designer—in hopes of giving mindful ears the gift to see, sense and feel.
His collection of music can be heard on SoundCloud.
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Heaven Will Hold You: Music and video by Stephen Cascio
Duration 1:46 • A musical poem for all those who have suffered a loss from a pregnancy. The video begins with violins simulating the loving and fragile beat of a human heart created by God. Pray for the unborn.
The Longest Night (Holocaust): Music and video by Stephen Cascio
Duration: 3:08 – Human life is precious. To this day, the Holocaust has touched millions of lives and souls. Pray for all who were lost, survived and the one’s who still live with unthinkable memories.
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