A modest contribution over at BoFN, just because Fannie’s doing the heavy lifting over there and I thought I might pitch in for her, for Dave, and for the rest of the crew.
London Philharmonic Choir and London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tiffin School Boys’ Choir, directed by Klaus Tennstedt (1986). Soloists : Elizabeth Connell, Edith Wiens, Felicity Lott (sopranos), Trudliese Schmidt, Nadine Denize (mezzosopranos), Richard Versalle (tenor), Jorma Hynninen (baritone), Hans Sotin (bass).
ADDENDUM: Must be vinyl. The record skips in a handful of places. Amazing lack of pops and fizzes otherwise, though, if this is vinyl.
Mother Angelica was often the background music during my long, slow conversion to Catholicism. The died on Easter Sunday, 2016. Requiescat in pace.
To honor Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), reposting The Immaculate Conception, by Diego Velasquez (1619).
Text for final consecration here.
“Silence,” from Magico (1979). Charlie Haden (bass), Jan Garbarek (sax), Egberto Gismonti (piano).
33rd and final day of Consecration preparation. Text here. Video here:
“Romain,” from Undercurrent (1962). Bill Evans (piano), Jim Hall (guitar).
32nd day of Consecration preparation, 6th day of the 12th month of the 15th year of the millennium, and the 600th post on this blog. It all has to mean something, I’m just not sure what . . .
Consecration text here. Video here:
“All Blues,” from My Funny Valentine, live performance at Lincoln Center (1964), New York City. Miles Davis (trumpet), George Coleman (sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Tony Williams (drums).
Text for Consecration here. Video here:
Maurice Ravel, “Alborada del gracioso” (Miroirs no 4), Orchestre de Paris conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Text for consecration here. Video here:
Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F major (1903), first movement (Allegro moderato — Très doux). The Fine Arts Quartet (1986). Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violins; Wolfgang Laufer, cello; Jerry Horner, viola.
Day 28 Consecration text here. Video here:
Jaco Pastorius, “Portrait of Tracy,” from the debut album Jaco Pastorius (1976).
Today starts the last week of consecration, devoted to the Knowledge of Jesus. Consecration text here. Video here: