Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Solemn Salve Regina

Rarely does any work of religious art begin to suggest the scale and import of the mysteries of salvation in Christ, but tonight at the Colloquium we were able to experience just such a work.

The centerpiece of Charles Cole's marvelous organ concert was Oliver Latry's Salve Regina, in which the organ reflects upon the singing of the solemn tone Salve, phrase by phrase. Through soft calls for mercy, and vast, majestic treatments of the names of Jesus and Mary, the organ seemed to comprehend all of redemption.

A team is working together to post recordings of the music and talks of the Colloquium, and this piece is sure to be a star in that firmament.