- Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543 Heliocentrism
- Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643 Opera
- Marin Mersenne 1588-1648 Father of Acoustics
- Antonio Vivaldi 1678-1741 Baroque Music
- Prokop Diviš 1698-1765 Grounded Lightning Rod
- Joseph Mohr 1792-1848 “Silent Night”
- Ányos Jedlik 1800-1895 Dynamo Inventor
- Gregor Mendel 1822-1884 Father of Genetics
- Gerard Manley Hopkins 1844-1889 Poet
- Robert Hugh Benson 1871-1914 Dystopian Novelist
- Georges Lemaître 1894-1966 Big Bang Theory
- Tadeusz Pacholczyk 1964- Neuroscientist
Here is a secular piece, so don't get into a tizzy. Some of us Catholics are capable of understanding and doing the secular as well as the sacred, so adjust your opinion.
It is an orchestral work by Vivaldi that has been transcribed for organ with a few subtitles added to explain the wintry tableau Vivaldi tried to create. As with any good story, there is a beginning, middle, and ending, and the theme is stated at the end of the beginning section, just as it is done in a good essay, but the master saves the excitement until the end. It is such a good story, you won't want it to end. I think this is the way Vivaldi and Mozart prayed. God put so much inside them that they had to let it out.
I tutor a 7-year-old genius, and he has so much inside his head, he has to get it out. He will if it is God's will. He is extremely sensitive, which is to be encouraged to the fullest. Public school tried to curb him, and thanks be to God, he was able to start homeschooling. I am grateful to participate in his education. It is an understatement to say that I admire his genius. It is rapturous.
This church in Spain is graced by geometry and fine acoustics, the application of which is present in many aspects of modern society, such as the audio and noise control industries. The plaque on the organ reads Me fecit Gerhard Grenzing - I, Gerhard Grenzing, made this organ. 10 mins