A Love of Tomorrow His eyes looked like glass, I thought they were not real, Illuminate my soul with your smile, His skin was so tender and beautiful. I got lost in its smell and at that moment, Hearing her name is a song for my chest, Telling him what I feel is a great emotion But how can I tell him my verses? I imagine how that moment would be, When you see it, when you feel it, My heart knows him, my soul awaits him, But my eyes have never seen him. How can I be possible to love like that? Without knowing him, without embracing him, without touching him. How can it be the most expected? If I still do not know his caresses. Someday it will come and I will continue with so many questions, I will look at the mirror and hold it in my arms, I will listen to your heart and we will both meet. It will be born of me, it will be born of him, it will be love. I can not then live without having him, It will fill me with happiness, satisfaction, It will be my son or it will be my daughter’s. But having him in your arms will be a great joy.
Happy Easter for all! Hallelujah!!! Today is the last day of the Week of the Year, one of the most important days of Christianity, since the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the basis of the faith of our church.
For being such a special day, I want to close my week of Sacred Music for Holy Week with a deserved Alleluia. Being this one of the most used and interpreted by the choral music, there are too many composers who have made their contribution. However, I chose the young composer Jake Runestad.
In this video we can see the world premiere of this contemporary work, which took place on February 21, 2014 at the Teatro Granada in Santa Bárbara, California with the choral group Lake Vocal Artists under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred, This being one of the best interpretations that can be found on the web.
I hope you have enjoyed this compilation of sacred choral music that I prepared with great love for this special week, as is Holy Week. Each day of it has a feeling, an interpretation and an environment that composers bring to music and we singers to interpretation.
Thanks to all the people who were aware of the work I did this week and apologize for the bad, I am always willing to receive constructive criticism to improve. I also hope you enjoyed this Alleluia, one of the happiest I’ve been able to sing, worthy of a day as important as the Easter … Thank you again and may God bless you!
First, I extend a fraternal greeting to the entire steemit community! In the course of this major week of the year I have been sharing important sacred compositions of the choral world due to the liturgical period in which we find ourselves.
Today, Good Friday is the day on which the death of Jesus Christ is remembered. The only day of the year in which the Holy Mass is not celebrated in the Catholic Church. The day Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. For this reason today I share the Crucifixus of Antonio Lotti.
Literally, the Crucifixus is a motet that speaks of the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a famous composition with 8 voices of the Italian Antonio Lotti (1667 – 1740) from the late baroque period. This extraordinary counterpoint is written in the key of C minor, giving it the atmosphere of pain that characterizes it. It is one of the best choral pieces to be performed during Holy Week.
I hope you liked this post. There are only two days left of this holy week, where I will continue to share with you the best repertoire of sacred music. Thank you all for the attention and support and I say goodbye inviting them to keep an eye on my future publications … May God continue to bless you!
Happy day friends steemians! To continue with this compilation of sacred music for Easter, today I present a work entitled “Abendlied” by composer Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. This German artist of the nineteenth century was an organist in the Church of Vaduz from the age of seven, and from an early age he already presented his compositions in the parish.
Years later he became a piano teacher and then finished as a composition teacher. The Abendlied is an anthem composed at 15 years of age and is the third of the three spiritual songs Op 69,3. The text, which is in German, is taken from the Gospel of Saint Luchas 24, 29.
Bleib bei uns,
denn es will Abend werden,
und der Tag hat sich geneiget.
In this video we can appreciate the impeccable version of the Choir of the Central University of Washington, directed by Gary Weidenaar in the Church of Santa María de la Asunción in Ordizia, Spain. Thank you for reading this post at the end, which is dedicated to learning more about the religious choral compositions of the world. I hope it has been to your liking and I invite you to keep an eye on upcoming publications. God bless you!
Greetings, steemians! If you follow me on the platform, you will know that this week of the year I am dedicating it to share part of the beautiful sacred choral repertoire to make it known a little more through steemit.
On this occasion, it is their turn to give them the “O Salutaris Hostia” by the composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. A musical jewel dedicated to the body of Christ. They can play the video to harmonize their reading.
The Verbum Supernum was created by Santo Tomas de Aquino and it is customary to sing it in a Gregorian way when praising the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, however, the great musicians of history have turned it into a beautiful motet and now it is used as a song of Offertory, communion and choral piece for concerts.
The composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is an example of this. This contemporary artist Letono reached the top of the global musical recognition in 2012 by publishing the album O Salutaris, with choral pieces made by himself. And of all the Salutaris Hostia that I have been able to listen to and interpret, the work of this young composer is my favorite. The original letter that is interpreted in the O Salutaris is in Latin, and says:
Oh salutaris Hostia,
quae coeli pandis Ostium;
Bella premunt hostiliahostilia.
Da robur fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino.
Sit sempiterna Gloria,
qui vitam sine termino,
nobis donet in patria.
With this last video I say goodbye. In it, we can appreciate the acclaimed recording of the album O Salutaris by this great contemporary composer, performed by the Chorus of Trinity University. I hope the post has been liked by all and have learned something new. They are loved, and may God bless them…
¡Oh, Hostia saludable!
Tú que abres las puertas del cielo,
préstanos tu fortaleza y tu auxilio
cuando los enemigos estrechan el cerco.
Para Ti, Señor, uno y trino,
sea siempre la gloria eterna,
que nos conceda una vida sin fin
en la patria (el Paraíso).
Greetings steemians! Today, Holy Tuesday I want to continue this tribute of Sacred Music for Holy Week with the best Kyrie Eleison written, in my opinion. I am referring to the Kyrie of the Requiem of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, these words in Latin are translated as “Lord Ten Piety, Christ Have Piety, Lord Ten Piety”, part of the Catholic ritual of the celebration of Holy Mass. Normally interpreted with music, it is a short but powerful phrase.
The great musical Mozart produced one of the most impressive counterpoints of the history of music with this short phrase, making it eternal and immortal since its premiere on January 2, 1793 in the city of Vienna Below I present this recorded version on September 15, 1971 when the bicentenary of the death of the composer in the city of Vienna by the Philharmonic Orchestra and the concert opera choir of the State of Vienna in the Cathedral of the city, was celebrated. directed by Sur Georg Solti.
Hello friends! To continue this dedication of sacred music for God in this week of the year, today I want to present the Caritas Et Amor by the American composer Zane Randall Stroope.
If the sublime becomes music, without a doubt it would become this work of the Master of contemporary music, as well as most of his choral compositions that as the years go by are heard more and in more places of the world with great acceptance.
The Ubi Caritas is a religious hymn normally used on holy Thursdays, a day where the foot washing performed by Jesus Christ is remembered. The translation of the text is “Where there is charity and love, there is God”.
Ubi caritas et amor,
Deus ibi est.
Gaudium quod immensum est,
Happy Easter for the entire steemit community! On this special day I want to continue my journey through the sacred music of the world in homage to this week of the year. Today I want to share with you one of the most beautiful, glorious and exceptional works that I have been able to hear and sing in the company of a symphony orchestra. This is the Funeral Mass of the Italian Giuseppe Verdi, but since today is a day of celebration, I just want to introduce you the Sanctus.
Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most important works of all time, even those of us who have had the opportunity to participate in this montage can appreciate that it does not look like the requiem that is normally heard, like Mozart’s. Rather, it is a work so impressive that more than a choral symphony, we could get to compare it with an opera.
Undoubtedly the whole composition has a very heavy and funereal atmosphere, a masterpiece, but in the middle of Mass, you can hear the imposing and at the same time sublime notes of the Sanctus; moment that does not look like anything at all the musical development that has been running so far.
In the Sanctus, Verdi knew how to transmit the energy of joy that is felt when the people shout Hosana…
Sanctus | Agnus Dei | Verdi’s Requiem
In this video we can appreciate the most popular version of Verdi’s Requiem, and it was carried out in 1967 with the Orchestra and the Choir of La Scala Theater in the city of Milan, Italy. It was under the direction of Karajan. Particularly in the video the following number of the Mass is also appreciated, that is the Agnus Dei, and presents as soloists the Soprano Leontyne Price and the Mezzo Fiorenza Cossotto.
I hope this post has been liked by all, and I remind you that I will continue to share sacred music classics during this Easter season. Thanks to all the readers and to all of you who offer your support. I’m waiting for you here tomorrow, God bless you!
…Your intelligence… If there is something that characterizes you, that would be your intelligence. Your ability to be transparent to the world, decided and would be at the time of exercising some action; imposing and worthy of respect, without losing the subtlety of silence. I can not deny it, you are worthy of admiration, I dare to say that you are perfect, and I do not speak only of your beauty. It is an exciting experience to see how you express yourself before a blind crowd that seats before your strength. Many times I have asked myself if you are superior to me, and if I am worthy to have crossed your path. But from the first day I saw in your soul I discovered an addictive force that for five years makes me a better man every day. I love being the man who conquered your heart, and I love knowing every secret behind that strong shell. I melt to see how you lose your super powers in my presence and I am aware that it is not because of your ego, but because of your intelligence.
…Storm in the Soul…
Why am I so upset? I’m annoyed by the noise that stuns my ears, Those inharmonic sounds that destroy art, That disrespectful noise capable of breaking the peace.
Why do I feel so bad? Could it be for not quenching my thirst for justice, or for not having raised your voice to demand respect? That value that my own common sense murdered before being born.
Why does sadness consume me? Possibly for not honoring fallen tears and for condemning my spirit to the sorrow of waiting. Fatigue is strengthened by the agony of words.
Why am I so upset? It’s because I offered a solution and it was wasted. It’s because I undressed my soul and in return I did not receive anything. I’m really annoyed by the silence…
Jesús Armando Linares Rivero