A Recovered Beauty by Ken Myers

From Heavenly Harmony

A Recovered Beauty

by Ken Myers

Gratitude and wonder are necessary and appropriate responses to the choral music of the sixteenth century: gratitude for the treasury of beauty that can still enliven our lives and liturgies, wonder at the fact that so many brilliant and dedicated composers arose almost simultaneously across Christendom, artists whose works continue to serve as aural epiphanies of mystery and glory.

Music is about harmony, love made audible. As love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, an era noted for such an abundant musical harvest must have been especially visited by Spiritual presence . . .