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Two quick music links: Ennio Morricone and Ted Gioia

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 08, 2015 | In Quick Hits

This week the Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone will be conducting a Mass he composed for the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order. The Mass is titled "Missae Papae Francisci." Morricone has scored many great films including The MissionThe Good, the Bad and the UglyA Fistful of DollarsFor a Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West, Days of HeavenCinema Paradiso and The Untouchables.

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At Ethika Politika, blogger Artur Rosman interviews the distinguished music historian Ted Gioia. Gioia, a Catholic, has written nine books including The History of Jazz and The Delta Blues, arguably the definitive works on their respective subjects. In the interview he discusses historical links between music and religion, the contemporary idea of music as entertainment, and the state of Catholic liturgical music.

Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is the director of audio media for CatholicCulture.org and hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Sep. 21, 2016 11:19 AM ET USA

    "Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven." [Mt 5:18-19]

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Sep. 20, 2016 8:18 PM ET USA

    Right on, Jeff, right on