MAP#37 – Dr. Samuel Stokes and Eustace the Monk

Dr. Samuel Stokes and Eustace the MonkDr. Samuel Stokes joins the Podcast for an interview about his music and medieval influences. For his doctorate dissertation in Music Theory, he composed a symphony inspired by Eustace the Monk, the 13th century pirate. In episode 3 of the Medieval Archives Podcast I covered Eustace the Monk.

In this episode Dr. Stokes and I discuss his love of music and how it turned into wiritng songs, musicals and a symphony! Stick around after the interveiw, Dr. Stokes provided the second and third movement of his symphony for the podcast listeners to enjoy. It’s fantastic, you won’t want to miss it!

Symphony No. 1 “Eustace the Monk”
Composer: Dr. Samuel Stokes
Conductor: Bethany Ring
Performed by the LSU Philharmonia Orchestra

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Dr. Stokes introduction to music
  • How he creates his music
  • His musical influences
  • His Medieval Musicals
  • Symphony No. 1 “Eustace the Monk”
  • And more…

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The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at

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