For those of you with a love of the funerary violin, that obscure genre of music rendered almost extinct after it was condemned by the Catholic church in the 1830s, you will be glad to learn that Rohan Kriwaczek’s brand new book An Incomplete History of the Art of the Funerary Violin
is now available on sale from Amazon
(UK site only). Fittingly, Kriwaczek’s book is published by Duckworth, purveyors of the poetic oeuvre
of William McGonagall
If you don’t care much about funerary violin music but have a grudge against Pius X for his 1903 motu proprio
on sacred music, this book may also be up your alley.