Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Kirsten Flagstad having fun singing Hojotoho battlecry of Wagner’s Valkyrie! This scene is extracted from “The Big Broadcast of 1938” which is a Paramount film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. Act TwoPrelude and Continue reading Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

“Salve o popolo d’eroi (Hail, people of heroes), Salve o patria immortale (Hail, immortal Fatherland), Son rinati i figli tuoi (Your sons were born again), Con la fede e l’ideale (With the faith and the Ideal), Il valor dei tuoi guerrieri (Your warriors’ valour), La virtù dei pioniero (Your pioneers virtue), La vision dell’Alighieri (Alighieri’s Continue reading Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

Dulcissime Dulcissime, Sweetest one! Ah! totam tibi subdo me! I give myself to you totally! tempus est iocundum This is a joyful time Tempus es iocundum, This is the joyful time, o virgines, O maidens, modo congaudete rejoice with them, vos iuvenes. young men!    (Baritone) Oh, oh, oh, Oh! Oh! Oh! totus floreo, I am Continue reading Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime

Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37

Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship), Opus 37, No. 5 and the full All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, With Olga Borodina as mezzo-soprano. Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) The work begins with a fourfold call to prayer, in six and then eight parts. “Priidite, poklonimsya Tsarevi nashemu Bogu. Priidite, poklonimsya i pripadem Khristu Tsarevi nashemu Continue reading Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37