Sunday, April 20, 2014

REJOICE!
Christ is Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Outburst of Joy
Olivier Messiaen 
Jean Claude Raynaud, organist 
Organ by Cavaill√©-Coll (1888) 
Basilica of Saint Serin, Toulouse, France
Et Resurrexit 
Johann Sebastian Bach 
30th Festival Resurrexit, 2012, April 9, 2012 , The Cathedral of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Siauliai, Lithuania 
Siauliai State Chamber Orchestra
 Sauliai Sondeckis Conductor, 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Passion According to Saint John
by Johann Sebastian Bach


English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Mark Padmore, tenor, Evangelist; Peter Harvey, bass, Christus; Katherine Fuge, soprano; Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor; Jeremy Budd, tenor; 
Matthew Brook bass


Friday, April 18, 2014

GOOD FRIDAY 2014
I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it's true—
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate, a Throe—

The Eyes glaze once—and that is Death—
Impossible to feign
The Beads upon the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung. 
~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

From ENGLAND’S GREEN and PLEASANT LAND


A healthy dose of bucolic serenity. Listening to these selections at leisure may give balm to your soul. They make superb 
background music.

FREDERICK DELIUS

Walk to the Paradise Garden


A Song of Summer


RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 


The Lark Ascending 


SIR EDWARD ELGAR

The Enigma Variations





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
THE PLANETS
Gustav Holst
Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mars, the Bringer of War, 00:26
- Venus, the Bringer of Peace, 
07:20
- Mercury, the Winged Messenger, 
15:23
- Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, 
19:36
- Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age, 
27:57
- Uranus, the Magician, 
36:27
- Neptune, the Mystic, 
41:55

Whenever I think of the wonder of celestial spheres revolving independently-yet interdependently in the apparent blackness of Space, the one piece of music I want most to hear is The Planets by Gustav Holst . Try it. Our minuscule-but-essential place in the Cosmos will soon become more apparent. A splendid evocation of Awe and Wonder if ever there was one. It never fails to give me goose bumps, make my hair stand on end, while it bolsters my faith in almighty  God, maker of all things great and small





Monday, April 14, 2014

An Historic Event
FEDS FORCED to SURRENDER 
to AMERICAN CITIZENS!
Resistance for beleaguered Cliven Bundy pays off––for now.