A special background music to welcome visitors to the Duomo
The voices of the Cathedral's Musical Chapel resound among the aisles
The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, with the Metropolitan Chapter, welcomes those who, worshippers and visitors, cross the Duomo's naves every day for a moment of prayer or to discover its artistic beauties.
For centuries, the Cathedral has also lived in a sound dimension. Harmony has accompanied the history of the Duomo since its origins: not only with its organ (the largest in Italy, with over 15,800 pipes and one of the largest in the world), but with the voices of its Musical Chapel, one of the oldest musical institutions in Europe, active uninterruptedly since 1402.
Thanks to some recent recordings made in the Church of San Gottardo in Corte, worshippers and visitors visiting the Duomo will be able to enjoy an evocative musical background.
Through a pertinent exploitation of the sources preserved within the Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica and beyond, the music of the Ambrosian tradition and of illustrious composers such as Josquin Desprez, Franchino Gaffurio, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Cristóbal de Morales, Orlando di Lasso, Felice Anerio, Cipriano de Rore and Tomás Luis de Victoria, sung by the Duomo's Musical Chapel, will thus ideally welcome those who enter the Cathedral.
The sound diffusion is scheduled from Monday to Friday from 9am to 10.30am and from 2pm to 4.30pm, and on Saturdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm, in the absence of extraordinary celebrations.
This initiative will also favour an atmosphere of silence inside the Duomo, as well as allow a further enhancement of the important artistic heritage of the Cathedral's Musical Chapel.