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Musica sacra (5)

The Credo, a setting of the Nicene Creed, is the longest text of a sung Mass. It is a statement of belief. Who listens – or reads through it – with an  open mind, will find many pointers. In particular the most … Continue reading

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A mass for the spirit

A prayer coming out of absolute of stillness The ‘Missa solemnis’ is considered to be one of Beethoven’s most profound creations. Composed only a few years before his death, approximately around the time of the 9th symphony, Beethoven himself considered … Continue reading

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