vrijdag 6 november 2020

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Azam Ali zingt Hildegard von Bingen

1a. O Euchari,
in leta via ambulasti
ubi cum Filio Dei mansisti,
illum tangendo
et miracula eius que fecit videndo.
 
1b. Tu eum perfecte amasti
cum sodales tui exterriti erant,
pro eo quod homines erant,
nec possibilitatem habebant
bona perfecte intueri.
 
2a. Tu autem in ardenti amore
plene caritatis
illum amplexus es,
cum manipulos preceptorum eius
ad te collegisti.
 
2b. O Euchari,
valde beatus fuisti
cum Verbum Dei te in igne columbe imbuit,
ubi tu quasi aurora illuminatus es,
et sic fundamentum ecclesie edificasti.
 
3a. Et in pectore tuo
choruscat dies
in quo tria tabernacula
supra marmoream columpnam
stant in civitate Dei.
 
3b. Per os tuum Ecclesia ruminat
vetus et novum vinum,
videlicet poculum sanctitatis.
 
4a. Sed et in tua doctrina
Ecclesia effecta est racionalis,
ita quod supra montes clamavit
ut colles et ligna se declinarent
ac mamillas illius sugerent.
 
4b. Nunc in tua clara voce
Filium Dei ora pro hac turba,
ne in cerimoniis Dei deficiat,
sed ut vivens holocaustum
ante altare Dei fiat.

Sint Eucharius wordt vereerd als de eerste bisschop van Trier. Hij leefde in de tweede helft van de 3e eeuw.

Hildegard for me is a feminist icon whose contributions to the canon of universal spirituality & mysticism, are immeasurable. Her work transcends centuries & musical, religious/mystical genres. It awakened me to the ancient philosophy of "The Music of the Spheres". That if the human body is made entirely of elements forged by stars, then indeed we are celestial bodies & the cosmos is within us. If the rotation of heavenly spheres produce tones & harmony, then they must resonate within us. Thus, music in its most sublime form, is our participation in the harmony of the universe. That we may bring some harmony to our souls in our longing to return to our celestial home.

Azam Ali



At the height of the Middle Ages music for religious purposes was increasingly being composed by individuals, one of the most famous being the abbess, authoress, and mystic, St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). She wrote a mystery play Ordo Virtutum (1158), a musical drama, one of the first 'moralities' ever written, depicting the fight for Anima (the Soul) between the Devil and 16 Virtues, including Caritas (alto) and Misericordia (soprano). Hildegard also composed many liturgical songs that were collected into a cycle called the Symphonia armoniae celestium revelationum. The songs from the Symphonia are set to Hildegard's own texts and range from antiphons, hymns, and sequences, to responsories (e.g. 'Columba aspexit', 'Ave generosa', 'O ignis spiritus', 'O Jerusalem', 'O Euchari', 'O viridissima virga', 'O Ecclesia' ). Her music is monophonic, consisting of exactly one melodic line. Its style is characterized by soaring melodies that push the boundaries of the more staid ranges of traditional Gregorian chant, so that her music stands outside the normal practices of monophonic monastic chant. It both reflects 12th-century evolutions of chant and pushes those evolutions further in being highly melismatic, often with the recurrent melodic units. There is an intimate relationship between music and text in her compositions, whose rhetorical features are often more distinct than is common in contemporary chant. The reverence for the Virgin Mary reflected in her music shows how deeply influenced and inspired Hildegard and her community were: by the Virgin Mary and the Communion of Saints

Robert Ignatius Letellier, The Bible in Music





Gedicht



Als ik ’s nachts in mijn tent naar de sterren kijk
en de kleine speldenprikjes zie in 't firmament
waardoor uw hemelse licht naar binnen schijnt,
zindert mijn wereld van die verborgen krachten,
van die allesomvattende bron van eeuwige licht -
en zie mij hier als een blinde mijn weg aftasten …

Hein de Kikker



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Zie ook de gelijknamige post van 17 februari



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... temidden van het omringende landschap.
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