Volume 15 Issue 1

ARTICLESChristmas 2008, Vol.XV No.1

Castrati Singers for St John's
Giovanni Bonello places castrati singers in the context of European music history and provides a wealth of information, mostly new, on castrati singers in Malta and especially in the Cappella of St John, Valletta

From the Albert Ganado Collection

A sad loss for Malta: The death of Governor, Sir Walter Congreve, V.C.,K.C.B.,M.V.O.
Chris Grech reminds us of a brave general who was briefly British Governor of Malta in the 1920s and was buried at sea off Malta when he died in 1927

Mdina's Greek Gate
In this, the fourth in the series of pull-out drawings with commentaries, Dr Stephen C Spiteri discusses the only medieval entrance to have survived in the island down to our time

Stefano Erardi: A 17th century artist and his material
Through a historical study combined with scientific investigations of a sample of his paintings, Charlotte Bellizzi suggests a list of materials used by the artist

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

The Villages of Malta
In this first part of a two-part article, Brian W Blouet traces the growth of Malta's villages since medieval times, and the disappearance of others providing maps of their distribution

From Private Collections

Behind the faces
Nicholas de Piro gives us a bird's eye biew of Carauana Dingli's works and his assessment of the painter's achievements

The Church of St Anthony the Abbot
Birgu became an incomparable centre of Marian devotion following the arrival of the Order of St John in 1530.  Sacred icons of Our Lady of Philermos were venerated at St Lawrence Conventual Church, and that of Our Lady of Damascus at the Greek Parish Church.  Lorenzo A Zahra traces the history of the church of St Anthony the Abbott where two more icons were veneratted

Caring for books

The world of whistles
Anna Borg Cardona is guest curating a forthcoming exhibition of whistles at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Mdina.  The exhibition will be held during the Carnival and Easter season 2009

The Birgu Painting of St Alphonse Maria de Liguori: A Journey in the History of Popular Religion in Malta
Simon Mercieca is led by the restoration of a painting depicting St Alphonse Maria de Liguori to examine the birth of the cult in Malta and the impact that his works had in Malta in particular on the cult of the Immaculate Conception and that of Jesus the Redeemer

The Albert Ganado Map Collection

From Private Collections

Cultural Calendar

Heritage Malta Exhibitions



A Subject Index to the Illustrations in Treasures of Malta Vol.XIV

Index: Treasures of Malta, Vol.XIV 

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