Ashon Crawley, associate professor of religious studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, was an ISM Fellow in 2018–2019, working on a project entitled Made Instrument: Polyphonic Intention, to consider the ways the Hammond B-3 organ model provides noise, vibration, and resonance for Black Christian communities.
More information about the ISM fellowship program is on the Yale Institute of Sacred Music website.
The conductor David Hill talks to ISM faculty members Markus Rathey and Jimmy Taylor about Robert Schumann’s little-known arrangement of Bach’s St. John Passion. We will hear a movement from the work as performed by Yale Schola Cantorum live in Woolsey Hall in 2018. The whole performance is available on the ISM YouTube Channel.
Originally scheduled for April, 2020, and cancelled due to Covid-19, Marilynne Robinson has revised and Zoom-recorded this lecture for us. (Sound quality may be affected; activate the closed-captioning for best results.)