Holy Week Music & Ligeti & Kyrie

As we approach Holy Week our music will the Kyrie from György Ligeti’s Requiem (1963-65). It is not easy listening. We are continuing with our Stanley Kubrick related sacred music thing. This Ligeti piece (but it’s not the only Ligeti piece) is prominent in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Respect to Youtuber MegaMark211 for the visual presentation, which takes us from Good Friday (which will be April 3) to Easter Sunday (April 5).

I know it doesn’t sound like it, but there really are words to this song.

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy

Henry Purcell & Thou Knowest & Funeral March & Lenten Music

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, by Henry Purcell (1659-1695): “Thou Knowest, Lord” and Funeral March.

The March is famously in the soundtrack of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. (Sunday music that is in the movies of Kubrick is getting to be a thing around here.) Choir of Clare College Cambridge directed by Timothy Brown, and the Baroque Brass of London.

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
shut not thy merciful ears unto our pray’rs;
but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty.
O holy and most merciful Saviour,
thou most worthy Judge eternal,
suffer us not, at our last hour,
for any pains of death, to fall away from thee.

Jaco Revisited & Punk Jazz

From Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Word of Mouth Revisited, a Jaco Pastorius tribute album (2003) that has been featured earlier. There are no bad cuts on this album, at all.

Richard Bona channels Jaco on bass, with Mike Scaglione soloing on tenor sax, and Mark Griffith on Drums. Music by Jaco Pastorius, with orchestration and arrangement by Larry Warrilow and Peter Graves. Woodwinds: Billy Ross, Ed Calle, Gary Keller, Mike Brignola. Brass: Jeff Kievett, Jason Gardner, Ken Faulk Dana Teboe, John Kricker. Peter Graves directs.

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Mondai Girl

Well, we haven’t posted a new Kyary video for quite a while. Whaddaya think?

I think the music’s boring, but the visuals reach acceptable levels of Kyaryan kraziness. Lyrics here at kashigasa. The song title means “problem girl” or “problematic girl.” A longer version of the video is coming out soon. This is Kyary’s first song to be used for a TV drama, the drama being “Mondai no Aru Restaurant” (the restaurant with problems).

2001 Theme & Deodata

I got on a 2001 kick and this where I ended up, the jazz arrangement of the theme for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Oddyssey (the fanfare of Also Sprach Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss). From Eumir Deodata’s album Prelude (1973).

This arrangement made a big impression on me from the movie Being There (1979), in the scene where Peter Sellers’ character walks out of his house for the first time in his life (below).  But I hadn’t realized what an all star lineup was on this track, including Eumir Deodata (keyboards), Stanley Clarke (bass), Billy Cobham (drums), John Tropea (guitar), Airto Moreira (percussion).

 

Sunday Music & Lux Aeterna & Ligeti

Lux Aeterna, by György Ligeti, performed by Cambridge Clare College Choir, conducted by Timothy Brown. From the album Illumina (1999). OK, I admit I’m kind of going out on the outer edge with this one.

This piece was in the soundtrack for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Our faithful Wikipedia informs us that the words are from the Reqiuem Mass:

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.

(May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord, with thy saints in eternity, for thou art merciful. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them.)

Hendrix & Red House Belated Blogiversary

I think this is from Smash Hits, the US release (1969). Jimi Hendrix (guitar), Mitch Mitchell (drums), Noel Redding (bass).

Incidentally, while I was away I got a Blogiversary notice. Two years, good visitors!
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