Monthly Archives: February 2012

Murals with the Arma Christi

A kind custodian of the Sint Pancratius church in ‘s Heerenberg, the Netherlands, who permitted me to film him during the service of ringing the angelus-bell (and who started so quickly, that I missed the first three rings! See post), … Continue reading

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Angelus

She likes to talk, the little bell No voice that awes but wants to tell It says in haste and full of glee That Christ has come, for you and me!

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Das vierte Loblied des hl. Ephraims; the fourth song of praise by Saint Ephrem

OK Christmas is over, but the joy for the incarnation of God is not, I hope. Playing scenes in my head that ultimately should be a Nativity Play I sometimes write down a few thoughts. Based on ideas of Saint … Continue reading

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Lied der Hirten in Bethlehem, Shepherd’s song in Bethlehem

Summary: Shepherds in Bethlehem invite the prophet Elia, or Eliyahu to their company. As in the song “Eliyahu ha Navi” the longing for the mashiach ben David, the Messiah, Son of David is expressed in the refrain. The shepherds say … Continue reading

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Morgenlied der Hirten in Bethlehem (Morning song of shepherds in Bethlehem)

Summary: As part of a longer Nativity play (under construction), we hear shepherds welcoming dawn. They link the redness to David, as this king was ruddy and had beautiful complexion. The wonderful blue is seen as the royal blue of … Continue reading

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Sankt Joseph unter uns

Die beiden Statuen vom heiligen Joseph erzählen uns zwei verschiedene Sachen. Der Zimmermann in der alten Antoniuskirche in Hau steht mächtig da, mit einer Säge wie ein Schwert vor sich. Von einem hohen Sockel schaut er auf uns nieder. In … Continue reading

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Looks a bit like work!

Comparing the first edition of Cantus Mariales by Dom Joseph Pothier with a new typescript by Br. Corwin Chow at http://cantateop.org/cantus-mariales/ Would be a great help if all texts were also presented as such, without the neumes, without the minus-signs … Continue reading

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