St. John the Baptist appears prominently in the icon triptych above the altar of our church. This traditional arrangement is a reminder of the significant role he plays in salvation history. The proliferation of musical compositions in his honor corroborates this role. The hymn Ut queant laxis was used by the eleventh-century Benedictine monk Guido d’Arrezzo as the basis of the system of musical pedagogy (Do-re-mi…), still commonly used today.
- Giovanni P. di Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594):
- Fuit homo
- Ut queant laxis
- Jean Mouton (ca. 1459-1522):
Magnificat Octi Toni
- Francisco Guerrero (1529-1599):