Category Archives: Musica Sacra

Sound of the spirit

Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris…

I came across this French Christmas carol and it made me ponder the symbolism of ox and ass  in a nativity scene. It is said that the ox knows it’s owner and the ass knows it’s master. Words coming to … Continue reading

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Twas in the moon of winter time…

” The Huron Carol” ca 1643

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Full of Grace

” Maria durch ein Dornwald ging”

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Hark – the herald angels sing

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And he shall purify…

(” And he shall purify” from The Messiah by GF Handel)

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Making Mozart

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants; Mozart: Mass in C minor, K427

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If the tears on my cheek…

One of the most beautiful scenes of the St Matthew’s Passion: Können Tränen meiner Wangen If the tears on my cheeks can Nichts erlangen, Achieve nothing, O, so nehmt mein Herz hinein! O then take my heart! Aber lasst es bei den Fluten, But let … Continue reading

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Lamb of God

J.S. Bach – St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen, Come, you daughters, help me to lament, Sehet – Wen? – den Bräutigam, See-Whom ? -the bridegroom, Seht ihn – Wie? – als wie ein Lamm! … Continue reading

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When all the world is renewed

R. Wagner: Parsifal (Good Friday Music) There is beginning in each end. That is the symbolism of Good Friday

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If the tears on my cheeks …

St Matthew Passion – H Rilling: Können Tränen meiner Wangen nichts erlangen Aria Alto Violino I/II, Continuo Können Tränen meiner Wangen If the tears on my cheeks can Nichts erlangen, Achieve nothing, O, so nehmt mein Herz hinein! O then … Continue reading

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