J.S. Bach – Lobet Gott in Seinen Reichen (from the Ascension Oratorio)

     This coming Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord  . . . at least in many dioceses (and of course, wherever the traditional liturgical calendar is followed). It may not surprise you, if you are a regular reader of this blog, that I’m not a fan of moving important feasts like Ascension Thursday […]

Palestrina: Exultate Deo (Sacred Music for Easter)

One of my goals with this blog is to promote the incredibly rich store of Catholic art, including sacred music, that we have inherited from our forerunners in the Faith.¬†¬†Regarding sacred music, a few years back when I was teaching in a (more or less) Catholic school I was talking to one of the music […]