… Catholicism never leaves my senses hungry. The focus of this blog leans more towards visual treats; today I offer your senses auditory treats.
An absolute must; European group, L’Arpeggiata, performing Stabat Mater in Corsican polyphonic Chant. Their CD, Via Crucis, traces the Passion through Corsican folk music. I highly recommend. [iTunes]
Plainsong, Pange Lingua
Biber’s Passacaglia in G Minor from the Rosary Sonatas
And finally, just a really nice video of Orthodox monks during Holy Week. I know it’s a bit for early them, but it’s still a nice place to rest your eyes and ears for a moment.
Oh wait, one more. Arabic Orthodox chant for Holy Friday.Translation:
Taking down of Jesus from the Cross –
Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit both now and ever and unto ages of
Thou who art clothed with light as a garment,
when Joseph together with Nicodemus took
Thee down from the Tree and he gazed
upon Thee dead, naked and unburied, and
in grief and mourning he lamented:
Woe is me, my sweetest Jesus! A short while
ago, the sun beheld Thee hanging on the
Cross and it shrouded itself in darkness. The
earth quaked in fear. The veil of the temple
was torn. Now I see Thee willingly submitting
to death for my sake. How shall I bury Thee,
O my God? How can I wrap Thee with
windings sheets? How can I touch Thy most
pure body with my hands? What songs shall
I hymn thy departure, O compassionate one?
I magnify Thy Passion. I glorify Thy Burial
O Lord, Glory to Thee!