News in Music

Beethoven: “To play without passion is inexcusable”

Beethoven: “To play without passion is inexcusable”

by: Giandomenico Mucci, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Music,

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn on December 16, 1770, and died in Vienna on March 26, 1827. Hence December 2020 will mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. Among the great musicians of 19th-century Germany, Beethoven is certainly the best known and most popular.

Music against the Mad Cry of War: Mary Gauthier and Michele Gazich

Music against the Mad Cry of War: Mary Gauthier and Michele Gazich

by: Claudio Zonta SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Music,

The album Rifles & Rosary Beads is Louisiana folk singer Mary Gauthier’s latest album. The singer-songwriter has had a complex life, marked by suffering and pain after her parents abandoned her as a child. A life of many excesses followed, before she found her salvation and identity through music.

Reflecting the beauty of a private catholic chapel in music

Reflecting the beauty of a private catholic chapel in music

by: Bernadette Kehoe - The Tablet in Music,

The renowned Catholic composer, Sir James Macmillan, has composed a set of Motets for a private Catholic chapel at a grand English country house. A few days ago, I was fortunate to be among those present when he conducted the Motets as they were performed in public for the first time, at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, to an appreciative audience of mainly academics and students.

The FLAME CONGRESS anthem

The FLAME CONGRESS anthem

by: Edwin Fawcett in Music,

The Flame Anthem has been composed by  Edwin Fawcett, vocalist, pianist, producer, composer, songwriter. Gospel-influenced, London-based, Catholic, wholehearted, growing. Flame Congress is to be held on the 24th of March, 2012, at Wembley Arena in London.

Unshakeable – A Hymn for World Youth Day

Unshakeable – A Hymn for World Youth Day

by: Cherrie Anderson in Music,

Cherrie Anderson, the Filipino born singer, presents her new song that could be chosen to represent the UK during World Youth Day – 2012 in Madrid

Jesus, we live to tell your story  For everyone to see...

Music in early childhood

Music in early childhood

by: Angela McGhin in Music,

Pre-school children always love to make music together, singing, dancing and playing instruments together, and thus learning vital life skills, such as co-operation; collaberation and group-effort.