Blessed is the Virgin (Bogoroditse Devo)Rachmaninoff Vespers, No. 6 Rejoice, virgin, God-bearer (Bogoroditse Devo, raduysia) Mary, full of grace (Blagodatnaya Mariye), the Lord be with you. (Hospod s’Toboyu)Blessed are you […]
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 […]
“Let’s ensure the salvation of the Empire” was the unofficial French national anthem under Napoleon, adapting the principles of the French Revolution under his imperial rule.
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 […]