Musician of the Popes, Musician of the Saints

His masterful work as director and composer was recognized and admired by all of the Supreme Pontiffs who often sent him personal messages of esteem and admiration.

Musician of the Popes, Musician of the Saints

His masterful work as director and composer was recognized and admired by all of the Supreme Pontiffs who often sent him personal messages of esteem and admiration.

Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI personally commissioned many compositions which were then performed during religious ceremonies.
“Dear and esteemed priest, illustrious composer, and musician, who exercised his long ministry particularly through sacred music, which is born of faith and expresses faith. I also remember with great gratitude his fruitful work as director of the Sistine Chapel Choir and his wisdom in valuing and promoting the precious gift of polyphony, intended to elevate the heart in praise of God.”

Pope Francis

“Venerable Maestro, you have always sought to promote music as a vehicle for spreading the word of God. Through countless concerts performed in Italy and abroad, speaking the universal language of art, the Pontifical Musical Choir directed by you has thus contributed to the Pontiff’s same mission, that of disseminating the Christian message around the world.”
Benedict XVI
“The Church believes and insists that in the most elevated moment of its activity, which is that of the liturgy, music be incorporated as an element in the glorification of God, as an expression and support of prayer, as an effusion of the souls of those participating, as a sign of solemnity which everyone can appreciate.”

St. John Paul II

“Music is an incredibly valid instrument of humanity, or rather of spirituality, because, even unknowingly, it approaches God, that God which is light and peace and harmony, fruitful and vital; and, elevating us to Him, it softens the human spirit, it calms our worries and anxieties, it creates order and serenity.”  

St. Paul VI

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