Images From Another Medieval Festival

“Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing higher, nothing stronger, nothing larger, nothing more joyful, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth.”  Thomas à Kempis, 1420-ish If you were on the very upper west side last Sunday and thought you heard or smelled something a little different in the air, you weren’t imaginingContinue reading “Images From Another Medieval Festival”


They don’t write ’em like this anymore. Probably for good reason, but that doesn’t take anything away from the genius behind this piece of music from the 1630s. It was written for a four-person choir and a five-person choir to sing together. At one time it was an offense punishable by excommunication to transcribe itContinue reading “Miserere”