He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Marvelously Hypothetical

Today I had the privilege of listening to a bunch--a whole bunch--of masses composed by Josquin Des Prez, a Flemish Renaissance composer. Liturgically, his music is analogous to the best science fiction--a brilliantly wonderful hypothesis.

When I describe it as a hypothesis, I mean that despite the best efforts of our ecumenists, there's no reality there.

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