As December is upon us, we logically turn our attention toward Advent and Christmas planning. Nonetheless, the coming winter months also can be a time of many funerals. Let us remember the beauty of the simple Requiem chants, as well as the many polyphonic settings.
There is an excellent article over at NCRegister on the recent St. John Cantius recording of Mozart’s Requiem, in the original “Süssmayr version”. The article interviews Father Michael Magiera, FSSP who is the Tenor soloist for the CD.
In the article, there is a beautiful and concise explanation of the value of Sacred Art–drawing our senses and souls to higher things.
As musicians and artists, it is our obligation to guide the faithful, as well as the non-churchgoing to higher things!
Perhaps a nice Christmas present for your musician friends?
Happy Advent (the CD is purple).