Ode to Saint Cecilia
Written and Directed by Paul McCusker for The Augustine Institute
Produced by Dave Arnold
Music composed by Jared DePasquale
Starring Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Sir Derek Jacobi (Gladiator), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones).
DePasquale’s longtime collaborator, Sarah Van Der Ploeg (mezzo soprano) was cast as the singing voice for Cecilia, and this casting decision began an intense study of Haley Atwell’s vocal quality and tone. For many months, Jared, Sarah, and writer, Paul McCusker would work together on various solo vocal compositions that Cecilia would sing throughout the production. Cecila’s theme, composed by DePasquale would become a melody that transcends time, place, and musical style as the production’s timeline begins in Ancient Rome and concludes in present day.