The Song of Mary
Music

The Song of Mary

A year ago, I was hired to write occasional homilies and commentaries for FAITH Catholic Publishing. My most recent assignment included the Gospel text for December 22nd (Luke 1:46-55), more commonly known as The Magnificat. And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he … Continue reading

Discovering Q2
Music

Discovering Q2

I’ve been out of the loop for awhile. It wasn’t always the case. A decade ago, I was a struggling composer fresh out of a Ph.D program, and I lived and breathed “new music.” Ten years later, I’m a struggling writer—mostly self-taught—living and breathing language and literature. But music is still in me. It’s like … Continue reading