Wondrous Sound the Trumpet Flings!

I possess precious few words for describing music, yet I marvel at the ways composers can bring a text to life, helping us to ponder its significance. The aforementioned Dies Irae is a perfect example. One verse in particular may help to illustrate my point. ‚ÄúTuba mirum spargens sonum, per sepulcra regionum, coget omnes anteContinue reading “Wondrous Sound the Trumpet Flings!”

Day of Wrath? Or Day of Mercy?

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. 2 Mac. 12:46 Sacred music can play an important role in helping us to digest the wisdom contained in sacred texts. By evoking passions befitting the truths of faith, music can help the intellect gainContinue reading “Day of Wrath? Or Day of Mercy?”