Review of J. Cheah “Race and Religion in American Buddhism”

Thanks to Nova Religio for both providing me the opportunity to read this book, and then publishing the review! If you have an institutional subscription to Nova Religio, please consider downloading it there. However if you’re in a similar situation as I am currently – no institutional access – you may download the PDF below.  [gview file=”https://claire.skriletz.net/files/2014/10/Cheah_RaceAndReligioninAmericanBuddhism_published.pdf”]

Monday Music: Miserere by H. Gorecki

In preparing for this post, I was reminded that my introduction to Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010) – along with thousands of others in Western Europe and the English-speaking world – was his gorgeous Symphony No. 3, the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.” A recording of the symphony by the London Sinfonietta and Dawn Upshaw sold a record…

Monday Music: Miserere by Gregorio Allegri

In my last two Monday Music features, I’ve talked about composers and pieces that are reasonably well known. Today’s feature, a setting of the Miserere mei Deus text, comes from a composer that is not as well known: Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652). In preparing for this post, I searched through all of the music history books…