What was it like for a Renaissance-era composer to navigate the liturgical changes of an ecumenical council, and to have a theological outlook on Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception (later vindicated as the Church’s own view) that was different from that of his episcopal employer? We look at these questions, and hear about the adventurous and interesting life of lesser-known composer Juan de Esquivel in this episode with Dr. Michael O’Connor.

Learn more about Dr. O’Connor here: https://www.pba.edu/directory/o-connor-michael.html

Read some of Dr. O’Connor’s articles here: https://pba.academia.edu/MichaelOConnor

Check out summer classes at the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music here: https://catholicinstituteofsacredmusic.org/