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.
Sacred Liturgy / Sacred Music features a lively commentary and discussion, but the centerpiece is music from the sacred liturgy both vocal and instrumental. The program is designed to help listeners to grow in the spiritual life and in appreciation of our heritage of Catholic sacred music.
All Saints and All Souls days are celebrated each year on November 1st and 2nd. In this episode of Cantate, Lynn Bauman takes a look at some of the sacred music that has been arranged for these feasts.
Lynn Bauman goes in a little different direction for this episode of Cantate. He departs from more traditional sacred music and takes a look at some of the classic Spirituals. He shares some of the most recognized spirituals from performers such as Mahalia Jackson, Moses George Hogan, Kathleen Battle and Aretha Franklin.
In this program; Lynn Bauman presents more music with the theme of Easter. He shares music ranging from “Now the Green Blade Riseth”; an Easter adaptation of the traditional Christmas Hymn Noel Nouvelet to selections of Handel’s “Messiah”.
In this program, Lynn takes a look at some of the performances of the choirs of Westminster Cathedral in London. The Westminster Cathedral choir is considered one of the best choirs in the world and has a long history of rich liturgical music.