Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Chant and culture - Dies Irae = death and tragedy

There are quite a lot of things that we all recognise, at least at a sub or semi-conscious level, that come from medieval culture.

It shows up quite a lot in music.

You know it better than you think.

Here's the CBC's incredibly irritating Tom Allen explaining why.

And here's the whole thing.

And here's a thing so you can sing along.


Anonymous said...

I just read your article at the Remnant Uncomfortable Lessons: How I learned the difference between "conservative" and Traditional, the hard way. I read it aloud to my 15 year old who is discerning a calling. She knows that she wants to be a Carthusian. The only one upon research that seemed "conservative/traditional" was the one in France. She knows that if she does not have a calling that she will lead the life of a hermit on her own. Your article was very informative and very helpful. Your time, research, heartache, discoveries etc... will help many young girls with the same desire as you.
My daughter Emma suggests that you and she should found a second Cluny together will all the many women longing for Authentic monastic life.
Please know that you are in our prayers. We enjoy all of your writings. I have left a comment her before telling you that you are the reason I don't just drop off line forever. I would so miss your writings. If ever you write a book, I will be the first to order it!
This situation certainly does provide you with a cross to carry and offer up to our Lord.
Laura and Emma

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