Thursday, January 04, 2007

Rock, chant, classical music ... and Dante

The Divine Comedy being performed as a modern musical, at the Vatican.
Reports suggest heaven will be full of classical style melodies, the limbo of purgatory will be illustrated with Gregorian Chant, with hell full of more jarring music.

Frisina said the use of rock music to describe the devil's den was not a value judgment on the genre but that rock's "violent and rebellious tones" help create "a hellish atmosphere".
According to this CBC story, the priest-composer hopes that the Pope will be in the audience at the premiere later in 2007.

I wonder what a "Vatican priest" means? He works at the Vatican? Where -- the articles don't specify.

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