“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”)
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 not honorable. In a humorous and dramatic way as usual, lets say this represents an impure candidate’s ambitious and selfish intentions in their aspirations to … Continue reading Carl Orff: Circa Mea Pectora
The national SPIRIT of camaraderie in the song La Marseillaise is our spirit. Perhaps, President Macron has forgotten that spirit and sacrifice. Égalité! fraternité! the old republican revolutionaries and soldiers yelled. Liberté! Ou la mort (or give me death)!
Carl Orff: Veni, Veni, Venias #Orchestra #Wisdom #Gnostic #Love #Mysticism
“Hail, world, so rich in joys! I will be obedient to you because of the pleasures you afford. Look at me, young men! Let me please you!” [With Knowledge and Fire!]
La Carmagnole – Ah Ca Ira • Garde Républicaine • Roger Boutry, Military, Patriotic Music
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
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
Lento e largo, Tranquillissimo. Talya Lieberman, soprano.
CANTATA ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, OP. 74: II. PHILOSOPHERS BY ST. PETERSBURG NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ALEXANDER TITOV “The Philosophers” is the second movement of Op. 74 of the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution. The canata follows the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet … Continue reading Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir