Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cesar FRANCK


"Sewing Virgin Mary and Angels" - Guido Reni



The Rogue Speaks:

There certainly are a lot of lessons this week for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday, so rather than give you some long, pedantic biography to wade through, here is my offering:

The music you hear was written by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)who spent his adult life in Paris as an organist and music teacher, as well as a composer.



It is being sung by soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, who has been said to have the voice of an angel.




We are all so busy right now, getting ready for Christmas, that sometimes we forget to take a little time for ourselves. Just sit quietly for a few minutes and give your spirit a chance to renew.

20 comments:

EG Wow said...

She does have the voice of an angel!

anitamombanita said...

Oh does she ever. She's a lovely kiwi lass from NZ. and I never get tired of hearing her sing. Thanks for sharing this one!!

Stacia said...

Lovely. Really, really beautiful. Thank you for introducing me!

Ames said...

Beautiful. I wonder what she is saying....the story behind the song I mean.~Ames

Leovi said...

Beautiful music from Frank. Kiri Te Kanawa is one of my favorite sopranos today.

Judie said...

For all of you who do not know Latin, here is the translation:

The angelic bread
becomes the bread of men;
The heavenly bread
ends all prefigurations:
What wonder!
The Lord is eaten
by a poor and humble servant.
Triune God,
We beg of you:
visit us,
just as we worship you.
By your ways,
lead us where we are heading,
to the light in which you dwell.
Amen

Vicki/Jake said...

Sitting quietly, letting my spirit renew.......

Contemplating how I'm friends with someone who not only paints a pretty picture, but also speaks Latin?

Now I'm floating away....

Ok, carry on :P

Judie said...

Here are a few phrases I know in Latin;

e pluribus unum
ipso facto
cogito ergo sum
carpe diem
habeas corpus
quid pro quo

And my all-time favorite,
in vino veritas!! Cheers, Jakie!
Bottoms up!!

Gattina said...

I am down with a terrible cold and all I hope is that I will be up for Christmas !

Francisca said...

Kiri's voice is as angelic as the bread she sings about. ;-) Left the page up for quite a while... :-) PS. Carpe diem is good to remember on the 25th, too. ;-)

upinthecosmos said...

Thanks for that, I need to take a moment like this about Galway through my day also:-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful art and music!...Thank you for sharing!

Blessings & Aloha!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Incredible voice to listen to! Just beautiful.

Have a great Holidays, Judie!

Karen S. said...

What a great place to listen and renew, this is a treat Judie, thanks!

Splendid Little Stars said...

definitely spirit renewing music!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

For some reason I couldn't hear it. I will take some time to just enjoy the season though, as a renewed spirit sounds exactly what i need.
Dana

Pondside said...

This brings back so many memories for me, as this is a song that I sang at Christmas for many, many years. I still know the words but didn't dare to sing along with Dame Kiri!
Thank you for this moment.

Andy said...

Hello.
My wife is the one who listens to classical/opera music. I too find it calming & relaxing. Kiri has a great voice.
Thanks fro sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

For ref:
Firebrand Of The Heart

askcherlock said...

A soothing retreat for this afternoon. Thank you for this, Judie.

Jenny said...

Fabulous music...

Sounds like the voice of an angel to me!

Fond wishes For a Fantastic 2012!

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