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February 11 2018

February 11 2018

Cantus Missae. Anton Bruckner & The Cecilian Movement

Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) was an Austrian composer and organist most well know for his symphonies, masses, and motets. His music is often defined by a rich harmonic language and strong polyphonic character.   In the 19th century, ‘serious’ German music was being revolutionized by the New German School (composers such as Liszt, Berlioz and Wagner […]


December 13 2017

December 13 2017

Christmas Reprise Composer Focus: Jean Mouton 

  Jean Mouton (c.1459-1522) was a French composer of the Renaissance, an influential composer and teacher. In northern France he worked in churches with choirboys and eventually as the principal composer for the French court where he often wrote music for state occasions—weddings, coronations, papal elections, births and deaths.   Of Mouton’s music, 9 Magnificat settings, 15 masses, 20 chansons, and over 100 motets survive. […]


November 14 2017

November 14 2017

Handel’s Messiah: Iconic, Influential, and Immeasurable

Messiah was composed in 24 days by George F. Handel in the mid-18th century, an extremely short time to compose a major musical work. Since then, Messiah has had its fair share of influence on Western culture which continues to this day: mention the Hallejuah chorus and most will undoubtedly recognize the melody and text (for an […]