Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are […]
Sometimes it feels like the world is old and tired. We are desolated by an election that showed just how far we have lost our way. We have lost scent of truth like a hound turning haplessly in circles sniffing forlornly. And then someone shows us something that elevates the spirit and makes us smile […]
Prades ha quasi sempre fatto parte dei miei pensieri: i miei genitori possedevano un vinile consumatissimo di Pablo Casals che suonava al festival musicale a lui intitolato. Casals creò il festival nel 1950, e vi suonò con alcuni dei più valenti strumentisti classici dell’epoca: lo sapevo per aver letto centinaia di volte la copertina del […]
It has been very gratifying to see the Via Lucis work appear in other languages. The latest is a series of renderings into Italian by Carlo Balma Mion. He wrote to us from the Translation page on this site and offered his services, which we were delighted to accept. Carlo Balma Mion studied at Politecnico […]
Prades has almost always been part of my consciousness. My parents had a well-worn record album of Pablo Casals performing at the Pablo Casals Festival of Music. In 1950, Casals created the festival and he played there with some of the finest classical instrumentalists of the time. I knew this because I read the record […]
Note: I recommend listening to the music below while reading this post. This is a story of perhaps the first pirated copy of music in documented history. Gregorio Allegri (1582 – 1652) composed his Miserere Mei, based on Psalm 51, for the Good Friday service at the Vatican in 1638. The music was so sublime […]
This has nothing to do with medieval cathedrals, perhaps, but it moved me to hear of his passing. Some men have a voice. Gil Scott Heron was one of those. Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) Requiescat in pace. We leave you with your own words.