Father Francisco Guerrero (d. 1599) studied music with Father Cristóbal de Morales circa 1545. He taught himself the organ. On 3 April 1542 he was engaged as a contralto by Seville Cathedral at an annual salary of 12,000 maravedís. He remained there until 1546, when, at the age of only 17, he was invited—on the […]
Father Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923) called this “perhaps the greatest of all hymns.”
During Advent, choirmasters must plan Christmas. During Lent, choirmasters must plan Easter. And so on.
Choosing music for the Sacred Music Symposium requires careful consideration. We make sure (always) to have great variety. Because the schedule is so full, there’s never sufficient time to discuss the music fully—indeed, we could easily do a month-long seminar on each piece! For example, last year Dr. Calabrese conducted a setting of the Magnificat […]
There’s an old saying: “Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are.”