Handel’s Miraculous Messiah

Handel's Messiah, first performed on April 13th, 1742 (in Dublin of all places) was Composed by a German, who had become a naturalised Brit,...

Book Review: As We Worship So We Become: Meditations, Prayers and Devotions to the...

Rev. Marco Testa, As We Worship So We Become: Meditations, Prayers and Devotions to the Most Holy Sacrament of The Altar: 2023. The Holy Sacrifice...

Music for Mary

On this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, as we continue the pilgrimage through the Marian theme of Advent, here are a few musical pieces...

Vivaldi’s Magnificat

Monsignor Antonio Vivaldi was not only one of the greatest of Baroque composers, but also a Catholic priest, who directed a girls' orphanage, for...

Noah’s Ark as Spaceship

Noah (2014) Directed by Darren Aronofsky Written by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel Has there ever been a successful adaptation of an episode from the Bible in a film?...

Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus

There are few - some may argue none - who can match Palestrina's composition, and his ars perfecta, in full form here with his motet...

Saint Thomas’ Profundity: A Poem

(On this memorial of Blessed Duns Scotus, here is a poem on his near-contemporary, Saint Thomas, by high school senior, Brendan Brunet. If Mr....

Sunday Musical Offering: The Time for Flowers, and Mozart’s 36th Masterpiece

A friend just sent along this poignant ballad, and as I wrote in reply, in gist, that I enjoy pretty much anything with a...

Palestrina’s Iesu Rex Admirabilis

The feast of Christ the King (in the usus antiquior) was put in place on this last Sunday of October to counteract so-called Reformation...

A Reflection on the Exorcist: Believer

The latest exorcist movie, Exorcist: The Believer (henceforward “The Believer”), hit theaters on Friday, October 6, 2023, close to the 50th anniversary of the...