Archive for September, 2013

September 22, 2013 – “Music of Palestrina”

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The music of the sixteenth-century Roman composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, has often been held up as the pinnacle of Catholic sacred music. What is it about his music that is so spiritual, and that has caused the Church to mention Palestrina’s music as an ideal.

September 15, 2013 – “Music of Contemporary Catholic Composers”

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This program will explore sacred music by living Catholic composers such as Frank La Rocca, Kevin Allen, and others. We will be listening to recent works composed within the last ten years.

September 8, 2013 – “Magnificat – The Canticle of Our Lady throughout the Ages”

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Outside of the words of the Mass, few sacred texts have been set to music as often as the Magnificat, the Canticle of Mary. These beautiful words of Our Lady from the Gospel of Saint Luke have inspired composers for hundreds of years, right up to our own time. This program will feature different musical settings of the Magnificat in Latin and in English from different historical eras, all programmed to honor Our Lady on the Feast of her Nativity.

September 1, 2013 – “Music in New Spain”

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When Spanish missionaries traveled to the New World, they brought with them the Church’s music, which they taught to the native American peoples. This program will explore some of the music that the Church used as part of the “Old Evangelization” in the Americas.