Reader Feedback: PODCAzT resulted in new musical composition

17_06_09_Vox_ClaraThis is very cool feedback.

From a reader…

Dear Father,

I would like to thank you for your post “Digging into Vox Clara”  [One of my old PODCAzTs – 077 08-12-16 – An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions]

from December 2006. Recently I was looking for a good translation of “En Clara Vox” because I wanted to compose a polyphonic setting of the hymn, and I am not a Latin scholar by any stretch of the imagination. I was especially looking for a hymn to honor the coming of the Infant Jesus. Thanks not only to your translation but also your insights into its deep and multifaceted meanings, I decided to work with the more ancient text “Vox Clara”.

A video of the resulting composition as played back by a computer is at the link below (as is the free sheet music):

Thank you again, and be assured of my prayers.

God bless,

Michael Drake

Click HERE to go to his site.


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  1. PTK_70 says:

    It’s great to see music composed for Advent. The premature, full-on celebration of Christmas during the season of Advent – as if we had nothing else with which to occupy ourselves during Advent – is one of the travesties of our day. Who would think of engaging in Easter celebrations during the season of Lent?

  2. Hopefully, he can come back to the schola cantorum at Mater Dei soon. It would be nice to sing this with him.

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