Friday, 6 April 2012

Meditative Music for Good Friday




Here's some quiet meditative music for Good Friday. It's the medieval antiphon 'O Crux Glorioso' (O Cross Glorious) by John Dunstaple (1390 - 1453), sung by the Orlando Consort. 


The image is a very ancient paleochristian cross that is in the Eremo di S.Croce (Hermitage of the Holy Cross), Castelterminis near Agrigento, Italy. 


2 comments:

  1. That was lovely Nancy. I love really early music, there's a sort of purity about it which is spoilt when it becomes more sophisticated in later centuries.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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    1. I'm pleased you enjoyed it Ray. It's not to everyone's taste. I find that when I need something to express sorrow or tranquillity then medieval sacred music is hard to beat. But I prefer later music - classical right through to contemporary, for expressing joy.

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