Caecilia archive additions
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 9,182
    On the CMAA website we've added some further issues to our archive of The Caecilia. We now have a few numbers from 1926, 1927, 1928, 1942, and 1943.
  • I don't see the 1926 issues?

    [Admin note: oops; corrected my typo. Thanks!]
  • Also, has anyone ever gone in and extracted the "Free Sample" music from the early issues and added them to CPDL?
    Thanked by 1Steve Collins
  • Many thanks for these undertakings. This is invaluable.

    Here is this, gleaned from vol. 69 -
    'A most reverend bishop notes:
    The air is Mozart? Lovely, it is beautiful music.
    But what of it? What would you say of a statue
    of the Divine Child dressed in an elegant suit
    of kinckerbockers, or a statue of our Lady adorned
    in the latest fashion? There is quite as much impropriety in
    clothing sacred text with music that speaks of anything
    but what is sacred.'

    As apt in our time as in that of the most reverend bishop in 1942!

    (And, while being an admirer of Mozart who doesn't prefer his music at mass, I can observe that his music is far, far, from the worse 'clothing' that ever adorned the sacred verba. Our time has sunk to an all-time low! At least the operatic era saw objectively good music! Our time is unique in history in clothing sacred text in the various genres of street music and vulgar musical idioms.)
    Thanked by 1CHGiffen
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
    Posts: 6,460
    The clothing analogy is particularly striking here, as we have gone from something that would be a bit weird and anachronistic to simply vulgar.
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Some looks never go out of style:
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