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When Church ‘music’ ditties and commercial jingles collide. What could go wrong?

Maybe you have heard of “Parody Masses”. This is a technical term for a polyphonic Mass that elaborated a melody, often secular. For example, there is the famous Masses by Josquin des Prez, the Missa “L’homme armé”, based on a … Continue reading

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Seriously annoying

The “holiday” season is upon us.   I don’t watch much broadcast or cable TV.  I try not to watch commercials when I do.  I keep a remote handy to “mute” the thing when commercial time comes.  But sometimes I … Continue reading

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