Category Archives: Music

Working as a Church Musician

One will encounter a variety of situations working as a church organist or pianist. Aside from the regular Sunday services Read More →

This Song is Killing Me

Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (1560-1613) was a late renaissance Italian nobleman, lute player, composer, and murderer. In music he is Read More →

Pre-requisite 4: The Industrial Revolution

In the last post we discussed how music is the story of the people who listen to it. Whenever people Read More →

Pre-requisite 3: The Franco-Prussian War

This post is the third in a series on Western culture entitled Pre-requisites. (See the first and second articles.) In Read More →

The Old Ones

  “I like the old songs. Why don’t you people at the church play any of the old songs?” is Read More →

Hildegard Von Bingen: The Musical Saint

No figure in the history of music blends musicology with the Catholic faith as poignantly as Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179), Read More →

Western Culture and Boredom

In a previous post I discussed the bias that many westerners have against the western culture of the Middle Ages. Read More →

Oops, I did it again!

In this post I would like to discuss a very important but often overlooked component of music programming. This is Read More →

Converting: Piano to Organ

When I came into the Catholic Church in March of 2013 I had a variety of fears. I was leaving Read More →