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Milan's Cathedral (Duomo)
1 posted on 06/13/2006 6:09:38 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; broadsword; NYer; Salvation; sandyeggo; american colleen; ...

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 06/13/2006 6:10:30 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in... patience, humility, & charity." -St. Philip Neri)
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To: Pyro7480

It's also used in the corporate logo of Faema coffee machines.


3 posted on 06/13/2006 6:18:08 AM PDT by xp38
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You beat me to it ;-)

The cathedral measures 520' x 250', with the central nave 148' high. In the form of a Latin cross, it contains 14,000 square yards of space, and can accomodate 40,000 worshippers.

The earliest part of the church and the most Gothic (French Gothic, in particular) is this eastern end with the apse. The large apse windows have beautiful tracery in the "Flamboyant" Gothic style.


4 posted on 06/13/2006 6:39:58 AM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: Pyro7480
In the summer of 1997, at the culminating moment of the funeral for the stylist Gianni Versace, which was broadcast worldwide, a piano stood at the center of the Milan cathedral. And Elton John played and sang “Candle in the Wind.”

Gag!


5 posted on 06/13/2006 6:53:14 AM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: Pyro7480

Sigh.


7 posted on 06/13/2006 7:04:30 AM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Pyro7480; NYer
"With Lenten readings from Oscar Wilde and Jack Kerouac. With the pulpit given over to nonbelievers. All this in the great diocese whose patrons are Saint Ambrose and Saint Charles Borromeo."

Somebody pass the Pepto! GAG! Talk about the smoke of Satan in the sanctuary!
8 posted on 06/13/2006 7:18:22 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Mexico: America's Palestine)
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To: Pyro7480

I guess they couldn't afford a parish hall to put on these little productions. Rent an auditorium somewhere, guys.

If this is 'new millenium' art, it all seems very similar to avant-garde early 20th century stuff.


9 posted on 06/13/2006 9:45:24 AM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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"Stockhausen had already composed a piece for the Duomo of Milan the year before. It was a work for organ, soprano, and tenor, entitled “Klang – Erste Stunde: Himmelfahrt” (Sound – First Hour: Ascension). And this saw its worldwide premier in the Milan cathedral on the feast of the Ascension, May 5, 2005. This time the title was “Klang – Zweite Stunde: Freude” (Sound – Second Hour: Joy). The composer entrusted to two very young female Dutch harpists the task of “singing the hymn of Pentecost, ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’, while clawing, caressing, striking, plucking, rubbing, and thrusting through their harps, exulting.” Stockhausen is famous for a quartet for archery bows accompanied by the whir of four helicopters, and a work performed by 19 concert musicians required to close their eyes and seek out a telepathic rapport with one another while the conductor listened motionless in the center."

If you have ever heard anything by Stockhausen, you will know that it a raucus, hideous, cacophony of oddball sounds and clatters, toots, whistles, plunks, and booms, screeches, and yodels.

In a cathedral setting?

10 posted on 06/13/2006 10:05:07 AM PDT by redhead (The REAL redhead (check my profile page))
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To: Pyro7480
Like, Daddy-o, that decor is like Dulllllsville, man! The Cardinal Cat like needs to groove it up a little! Dig?

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11 posted on 06/13/2006 7:12:29 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Pyro7480

Ummm...Perhaps you guys ought to speak up about...,
oh, nevermind (sigh, po, po, po! shaking an old Balkan head).


12 posted on 06/13/2006 7:17:36 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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