“Jurassic’s” Michael Giacchino Comes Musically Home

Jurassic_Park_Entrance_Arch_at_the_Universal_Islands_of_Adventure

View image | gettyimages.com I stumbled across this great NPR piece last night. It details the fantastic, coincident-laden journey that led film composer Michael Giacchino from a computer game meeting with his idol Steven Spielberg to swinging the baton for this summer’s Jurassic World. But it always comes back to dinosaurs. So when he was asked to score Jurassic [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

When Don Quixote Meets Crazy Italian Violinists, We All Win

Don_Quixote_12

For some reason, I really wanted to listen to Georg Philipp Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite (Burlesque de Don Quixotte) today. Not quite sure why, to be honest. I don’t see any windmills (or giants) on the horizon. But when I went to YouTube in search of a recording, I found it was a bit more [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Ennio Morricone Wrote a Mass for Pope Francis

11122188193_6c6317785d_b

View image | gettyimages.com On a day when I’ve spent almost all morning with the works of Ennio Morricone ringing in my ears, I find some of my greatest interests (movies, music, and my Catholicity) colliding in unexpected and gratifying ways. Because just this afternoon, I’ve discovered (thanks to Frank at YIMCatholic) that Morricone — easily [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Weathering Some Typical Wyoming Weather, Thanks to The Master Singers

38645057_dd5f8f431d_o

“If you don’t like the weather we’re having right now,” we Wyomingites say, “wait five minutes. It’ll change.” As someone who’s a) hoping to play baseball tonight, and b) watching scattered raindrops fall outside my office windows at this very moment, I’m hoping this ol’ saw is as accurate today as ever. I’m also listening to [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

“Share this freely with others to promote the love of Bach.”

BachPic

I love this entire idea, brought to my attention by the folks at OpenCulture and (more directly) by the website of classical pianist Kimiko Ishizaka: This is the Open Well-Tempered Clavier – RECORDING AND SCORE – set free by fans like you! The download includes a 4-page booklet with cover art, and liner notes from Kimiko [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night” Needs No Season

Winter

View image | gettyimages.com I stumbled across this piece a few months ago as I was researching my post on Morten Lauridsen and his love for Mary. I think it’s part of his “Mid-Winter” song cycle (or at least it’s usually featured on a CD with his Mid-Winter song cycle), so it might not be exactly [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Jammin’ Keith Jarrett and Suite, Suite Händel

Retrato_de_Handel

View image | gettyimages.com Today’s an All-Day Editing Day — in other words, I’m hip-deep in InDesign and shall shortly run mad – so music is an absolute must. For me, that means (almost always) Baroque, (most likely) keyboard, and (pretty much never) anything jazzy. That last one’s not entirely fair/can be self-defeating, because there’s lots of [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Parked By the Jukebox with Arianna Savall’s “El Mariner”

Hans_Gude--Innseilingen_Til_Christiania--1874[1]

Today’s jam? A lilting Catalonian folk song, courtesy of Arianna Savall’s “Bella Terra.” The whole album’s really wonderful, but this is the one that keeps grabbing me as it floats past. (Also, if the name “Savall” seems familiar, that’s because Arianna is the daughter of the renowned Catalonian conductor, viol player, and composer, Jordi Savall, one of the major figures [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Experiencing Pop-Culture Through A Four-Year-Old Filter

CormacJumpCrop

A few months back, I recounted a hilarious and/or horrifying episode involving David (The Fourth Son), James (The Fifth Son), the Just Dance 2 game on our Wii, and The Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back.” Fast forward to a few days ago, when Cormac was storming ’round the living room belting out “Walk Like The Giff·i·ans!!!” at the top of his lungs. At [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Those Baroque Jesuits

C

OK, so that title’s a) click-baity (because The Pope), and b) not accurate. It should say “Jesuit,” not “Jesuits.” Because I’m talking about one. Namely, Domenico Zipoli: …an Italian Baroque composer who worked and died in Córdoba (Argentina). He became a Jesuit in order to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where his musical expertise contributed to develop the natural musical talents of [Read More...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X