Category Archives: History

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 →

Pre-requisite 2: Social Class

Today’s post will be the second in a series on pre-requisite knowledge. (See the first article here.) These are concepts Read More →

Pre-requisite: A Brief Explanation of Western Culture

This blog attempts to chronicle history and music—particularly where they interact with the Catholic religion—in an uncomplicated manner. With that Read More →

Rewriting History

  Today’s post will address the subject of historical revisionism, specifically negationism. Negationism is the practice of changing or deliberately 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 →

Looking Back

There have been people for a very long time. Lots of them have come up with ideas that they felt Read More →