IRST, A WORD ABOUT the title of this post. We’ve tried more subtle ways to ask for money—but they never work. We hate asking for money, and especially with a title that makes us sound desperate. We are not desperate, because God always provides. However, we require more donors willing to give $5.00 per month. Can you help?
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NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:
1 Cristóbal de Morales must have liked this piece too, because he used it underneath a piece with a remarkable history, centering on the Truce of Nice in 1538. Here’s a recording, and here’s the score. Do you hear the Gaudeamus underneath? The composition has a fascinating history, and Morales would later write an entire Mass based on this Motet.