The Oratorio of Joy

The avid visitor to the living room may have noticed the previous Christmas themes and posts. For me this is a time of stillness and magic, precious with nature preparing for winter and wonders of the sacred being felt closer than during any other season. Just step outside and take  a breath. Where I live, this has been an unusually long and mild autumn, so the last roses are still on the bushes, contrasting the foggy dampness and moldering leafs. And Christmas lights everywhere…

The themes that seem to arise this year are joy and anticipation, gifts and giving. In terms of music I cannot think of any other compose expressing this better than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In fact, where I am drawn towards are the last 3 symphonies. that one of my favorite conductors, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, calls “an instrumental oratorio”, convinced that the three famous pieces were intended as a unity.

So let us start with the Symphony 39 that has a “grand introduction” with fanfares and a pretty “Ländler” during the 3rd movement. Just listen to the instruments talking with each other…

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Christmas Concerto

This is a beautiful find…

The Corelli Christmas Concerto from the early 18th century, played on original instruments…and it makes my soul dance

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For the first Sunday in Advent…

The first Sunday in Advent calls for Bach (BWV 62 ” Nun kommt der Heiden Heiland”

And what I am saying to you I say to all: Stay awake!’ (Mk 13,37)

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Be joyful…

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Once again the mystery and magic of Christmas can be felt all around us.
We may have become a bit cynical about the commercial aspects of season’s giving, but all the hectic and noise are a useful contrast to what this time of the year, here it is called Advent is all about: silence and joyful anticipation of the return of the Light.

From: J.S.Bach “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” BWV 140

Enjoy and let me know the instances of magic, mystery and miracles in your life

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Snow Moon

February Moon is called “Snow Moon”, but a native tribe called this moon the “shoulder to shoulder around the fire moon”. I love it…

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How can I possibly sleep
This moonlit evening?
Come, my friends,
Let’s sing and dance
All night long.


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