Such magnificence leave us desirous to soar and delve into the sacred. SANCTUS Sanctus. Sanctus, Sanctus,Dominus Deus Sabaoth!Pleni suni coeli et terra gloria tua.Osanna in excelsis. Holy, holy, holy,Lord God […]
From John Rutter’s “Visions and Rutter Requiem” Mass. Requiem was written in 1985.
“The Lord is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23) is a beautiful melody to listen to and contemplate in these times. From John Rutter’s rendition in “Visions and Rutter Requiem” comes the […]
Kyrie Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
First, it sounds as if war has begun against the gods. Then, like the laboring of a soul in profound melancholic sorrow, among the bones and bloody river of the […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
Circa Mea Pectora (“In My Heart”) is a love song in Latin and Middle High German, and the singing is put in the mouth of a man whose intentions were clearly […]
The national SPIRIT of camaraderie in the song La Marseillaise is our spirit. Égalité! fraternité! the old republican revolutionaries and soldiers yelled. Liberté! Ou la mort (or give me death)!