Christmas has come and gone, but a wonderful blogger friend of mine in England sent me a post about the choir that sang of the birth of our Lord Jesus at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Stephen Liddell, author and tour guide, is a blogger with over 3,000 followers. He waited in line for two hours to get into St. Paul’s to hear the King’s College Choir of Cambridge. He said that it was “well worth it.”
Christmas may be over, but I just had to share this same song from a previous year. Our prayers for the New Year should be that the message of “Oh Holy Night” and the Savior who came will help our world to be more peaceful in the year to come.
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Happy New Year to all
Mozart Statue in Vienna… It was erected in 1898 and moved to its current location in 1953, reflecting Vienna’s love of the music of Mozart.
Some of the world’s most beautiful music has been composed to bring us into a worshipful place. Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart is one of those compositions.
Mozart died less than six months after writing this music. He composed the motet while in the middle of writing his opera, Die Zauberflote, and while visiting his wife, Constanze, who was pregnant with their sixth child. The motet, which is a short piece of sacred choral music, typically polyphonic and unaccompanied, foreshadows “aspects of the Requiem, that is a mass for remembrance of those who died. The best-known part of the requiem mass starts with these words:
“Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine” or “Give them eternal rest, O Lord”
At this time of Lent, music played before Easter is usually mournful or sad because Christians are contemplating remembering the death of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Often a black cloth is draped across the crosses…to be removed on the glorious day of resurrection…Easter Sunday.
Turn on your sound and enlarge the picture for the best of King’s College choir at Cambridge and the Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart.
Blessings and peace to you from Boyer Writes