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Post by Apollonius » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:53 am

Never to early for Christmas music:


Ninna nanna alla Napoletana - Anon. ; Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor ; L'Argeggiata directed by Christina Pluhar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXexUyozOqg

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Post by Apollonius » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:03 pm

La Veglia (from L'Adoratione de' Maggi) - Cristofaro Caresana (c. 1640-1709) ; Maria Grazia Schiavo, Valentina Varriale, sopranos ; Filippo Mineccia, countertenor ; Giuseppe De Vittorio, Rosario Tortaro, tenors ; Giuseppe Naviglio, bass ; I Turchini directed by Antonio Florio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPoAGOmWEQQ

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Re: Music

Post by Apollonius » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:07 pm

From the Portuguese composer Fr. António da Madre de Deus, who served as master of the chamber music to King Alphonse VI of Portugal from 1660 to 1668. It has an amusing plot as the characters involved have fallen asleep after a long evening of drinking and dancing. They now wake each other up in order to get to Bethlehem on time to pay homage to baby Jesus, one of them repeatedly complaining, at regular intervals, of a terrible headache from having drunk too much:


Negro a 5 – Frei Filipe da Madre de Deus (c.1630-c.1690) ; La Capella Reial de Catalunya ; Hespèrion XXI directed by Jordi Savall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7JJ_YblAFM

Antonya, Fasiquia, Caspar!
What is it, what’s that you say, what’s wrong?
I’m blest if I know what ails me
this Christmas Eve
What’s this feeling, what’s wrong with us,
what do we want?
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

We all feel faint
our faces are burning up,
and our chests feel tight,
after a draught of wine
that black Purity served us.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Oh Jesus, my head is spinning,
oh Jesus, how it aches.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Our Lady have mercy on us,
let’s all be on our way.
All you black women,
the strangest motley crowd,
that all the whites are coming to hear.
You barefaced wretch – you are
you lying wretch – you are
drunken wretch – you are
a disgrace to the negro race! – you are
A lady’s what I am, I’ll have you know
that’s sick from drinking sanguangua, ha ha.
An honest woman, too, hi hi, ha ha.
it’s you that is a barefaced, lying wench,
as all black folk will see.
What are you calling for now?

To go to Bethlehem
to see the Infant Immanuel
who was born in the hay
the black folk will do the splits
as they dance and sing
and play sweet tunes.
Oh, my head how it aches,
the drunken woman comes and goes,
the drunken woman sings, and away she goes.
Oh, my head, it is aching so
Drunken, drunken goes.

Verse
Here we are at the Crib
now see how the baby cries,
nestling in Mary’s arms he lies
waiting for the black woman
to lull him to sleep.

As we stand there I watch him
Will he fall or not?
Methinks all the beauty of the child
will be lost shaking to and fro.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

See the mule and the oxen
watching over his crib,
the oxen are lowing
and the mule is munching hay.

The oxen feed on manna
and the mule keeps munching away,
I’ll drink the health of the child,
glug, glug, glug, another drop I’ll take.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain
Le le le la la la
the drunken woman comes and goes,
the drunken woman sings, and away she goes,
and my head, it is aching so,
Le le le la la la
the drunken woman away she goes.


See the angels and shepherds
who have come to worship him,
in choirs of song proclaiming
that manna from heaven has rained
on us with the child that’s been born today.

I’m blest if I know
about manna from heaven and rain,
but wine’s another matter
and I’ll down as much as I can.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ..

Look how attentive
Saint Joseph is,
worshiping the babe,
that as father he owns as his.

Joseph plied the saw by trade
we know that to be true
so we in his honour ourselves will ply
with this wholesome mountain brew.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...

This night we are all restless,
not stopping to draw a breath,
for we have presently witnessed
how God came down to Earth.

If God has come down to Earth,
and is startled by our gaze,
this black woman’s off home half crazy she goes
to knock back some more booze.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...


You say, what good will it do me?
And that is your mistake.
A black woman’s faith
is a smoky haze,
of quicksand it is made.

In long, slow swigs
I’ve drunk of this and that,
and since it’s God’s birthday,
I’ll drink and snore it off as best I may.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...

Hey, look at the three Kings
who have come to adore the child,
and among them is our cousin,
the black king, old Caspar.

Look, now, here they come,
with drink for a toast or two, with bottles
galore and a star
that dazzle and blind my view
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...


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Re: Music

Post by SteveFoerster » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:43 pm

Well, from my American side I'd say any time before Thanksgiving is too early for Christmas music, but Beethoven's birthday is solidly in the middle of the best time for it!
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Re: Music

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:31 pm

Jordan B. Peterson likens a well ordered society and a well ordered mind to a symphonic arrangement and the various levels of truth interplay like the strings, woodwinds, percussion and brass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_-pfqFGJI

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Re: Music

Post by Sertorio » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:49 am

Apollonius wrote:From the Portuguese composer Fr. António da Madre de Deus, who served as master of the chamber music to King Alphonse VI of Portugal from 1660 to 1668. It has an amusing plot as the characters involved have fallen asleep after a long evening of drinking and dancing. They now wake each other up in order to get to Bethlehem on time to pay homage to baby Jesus, one of them repeatedly complaining, at regular intervals, of a terrible headache from having drunk too much:


Negro a 5 – Frei Filipe da Madre de Deus (c.1630-c.1690) ; La Capella Reial de Catalunya ; Hespèrion XXI directed by Jordi Savall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7JJ_YblAFM

Antonya, Fasiquia, Caspar!
What is it, what’s that you say, what’s wrong?
I’m blest if I know what ails me
this Christmas Eve
What’s this feeling, what’s wrong with us,
what do we want?
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

We all feel faint
our faces are burning up,
and our chests feel tight,
after a draught of wine
that black Purity served us.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Oh Jesus, my head is spinning,
oh Jesus, how it aches.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Our Lady have mercy on us,
let’s all be on our way.
All you black women,
the strangest motley crowd,
that all the whites are coming to hear.
You barefaced wretch – you are
you lying wretch – you are
drunken wretch – you are
a disgrace to the negro race! – you are
A lady’s what I am, I’ll have you know
that’s sick from drinking sanguangua, ha ha.
An honest woman, too, hi hi, ha ha.
it’s you that is a barefaced, lying wench,
as all black folk will see.
What are you calling for now?

To go to Bethlehem
to see the Infant Immanuel
who was born in the hay
the black folk will do the splits
as they dance and sing
and play sweet tunes.
Oh, my head how it aches,
the drunken woman comes and goes,
the drunken woman sings, and away she goes.
Oh, my head, it is aching so
Drunken, drunken goes.

Verse
Here we are at the Crib
now see how the baby cries,
nestling in Mary’s arms he lies
waiting for the black woman
to lull him to sleep.

As we stand there I watch him
Will he fall or not?
Methinks all the beauty of the child
will be lost shaking to and fro.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

See the mule and the oxen
watching over his crib,
the oxen are lowing
and the mule is munching hay.

The oxen feed on manna
and the mule keeps munching away,
I’ll drink the health of the child,
glug, glug, glug, another drop I’ll take.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain
Le le le la la la
the drunken woman comes and goes,
the drunken woman sings, and away she goes,
and my head, it is aching so,
Le le le la la la
the drunken woman away she goes.


See the angels and shepherds
who have come to worship him,
in choirs of song proclaiming
that manna from heaven has rained
on us with the child that’s been born today.

I’m blest if I know
about manna from heaven and rain,
but wine’s another matter
and I’ll down as much as I can.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ..

Look how attentive
Saint Joseph is,
worshiping the babe,
that as father he owns as his.

Joseph plied the saw by trade
we know that to be true
so we in his honour ourselves will ply
with this wholesome mountain brew.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...

This night we are all restless,
not stopping to draw a breath,
for we have presently witnessed
how God came down to Earth.

If God has come down to Earth,
and is startled by our gaze,
this black woman’s off home half crazy she goes
to knock back some more booze.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...


You say, what good will it do me?
And that is your mistake.
A black woman’s faith
is a smoky haze,
of quicksand it is made.

In long, slow swigs
I’ve drunk of this and that,
and since it’s God’s birthday,
I’ll drink and snore it off as best I may.
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...

Hey, look at the three Kings
who have come to adore the child,
and among them is our cousin,
the black king, old Caspar.

Look, now, here they come,
with drink for a toast or two, with bottles
galore and a star
that dazzle and blind my view
Oh, my head, it is aching so.

Refrain: Le le le la la la ...

Thank you Apollonius. I was surprised to realize that I had never heard of this composer. There must be hundreds - if not thousands - of Portuguese pieces which have either been lost, due to the Lisbon 1755 earthquake and subsequent fire, or are still to be found. There are many old private family achives in Portugal which have never been properly researched and which may contain some of those lost pieces. But every year some of tose works are found, to our joy.

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Re: Music

Post by Apollonius » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:03 am

One of my very favourite albums:


A Renaissance Christmas - The Boston Camerata directed by Joel Cohen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKtpV15-zc

1. Nowell: Dieus Vous Garde
2. Gaudete, Gaudete
3. Reading: Luke I, 18 - 22
4. Ecce ancilla Domini: Kyrie Eleison
5. E La Don Don
6. Two Fantasies on 'Une Jeune Fillette'
7. Une Jeune Fillette - Joseph est bien marie
8. Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
9. Joseph Is Well Married: Magnificat Quinti Toni
10. Esprits divins
11. Reading: Luke II, 17 - 19
12. Es ist ein Ros' enstprungen
13. Riu, riu, chiu
14. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
15. Reading: Luke III, 4 - 12
16. O vos omnes
17. Reading: Luke II, 20 - 21
18. Ungaresca
19. Nouvelles, nouvelles
20. Tau garco, la durundena
21. Tura lura lura, lo gau canta
22. Reading: Luke II, 3 - 8
23. O magnum mysterium
24. Singet und klinget, ihr Kinderlein
25. Bransle de Poictou / La bona novella

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Re: Music

Post by Apollonius » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:18 am

Baroque Christmas Concert - Freiburger Barockorhester ; Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Matthias Goerne, baritone ; The Freiburger Domsingknaben ; German Brass and Spielleyt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhNO42fbFsc

0:13 J.S. Bach: Concerto in D-Major, BWV 972, Allegro
2:20 J.S. Bach: "Wachet auf, ihr Adern und ihr Glieder", Cantata "Unser Mund sei voll des Lachens", BWV 110
6:21 J.S. Bach: "Nun seid Ihr wohl gerochen", Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
9:32 W.A. Mozart: "Et incarnatus est", Mass in C-minor, KV 427
17:36 J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Sinfonia
23:13 J.S. Bach: "Ehre sei Dir, Gott gesungen", Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
27:33 J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, "Herr dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen"
35:05 Je me suis levé
37:50 In dulci Jubilo
42:30 J.S. Bach: "Großer Herr, o starker König", Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248,
47:24 G.F. Händel: "He shall feed his flock", Messiah
53:50 J.S. Bach: Air, Suite in D-Major, BVW 1068

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Re: Music

Post by Apollonius » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:21 am


Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht: aus dem Schauspielhaus Berlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cZKfNsxQzc

Brass Ensemble Ludwig Güttler
Joachim Dahlitz, organ
Tölz Boys' Choir, Gerhard Schmidt-Garden (conductor)
Siegfried Jerusalem - tenor
Doris Stoffel - mezzo soprano
Zagorsk Monastery Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden, Ferdinand Leitner (conductor)
Jochen Kowalski - countertenor
Maria Graf - harp
Hermann Prey - baritone



0:00 Freylinghausen/Weissel/Güttler - Mach hoch die Tür, die Tor macht weit
1:24 Prätorius - Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
4:26 Bach/Gounod/Manfred Nitschke - Ave Maria
7:40 Prätorius/Güttler - Jubilate Domino
10:10 Adolphe Adam - Cantique de Noel
15:00 Prätorius - In dulci jubilo
17:30 J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium "Herrscher des Himmels"
19:50 Russisch orthodoxe Hymnen und Gebete
29:50 J.S. Bach - Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-dur "Air"
35:13 J.S. Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium "Bereite dich, Zion"
38:03 Georg F. Händel - Konzert B-dur für Harfe "Andante-Allegro"
44:35 Georg F. Händel - Xerxes "Ombra mai fu"
47:48 Bach-Schemelli - O Jesulein süß
50:20 Worte und Weise aus dem 14. Jhd (bearb. M. Nitschke) - Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
52:55 Georg F. Händel - Tochter Zion, freue dich
55:50 Gruber/Nitschke - Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht

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Re: Music

Post by Apollonius » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:10 am

The Nutcracker - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) ; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev ; Vasily Vainonen, choreography ; Benjamin Tyrrell, stage and costumes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtLoaMfinbU

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