Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ensemble Organum – Le Chant des Templiers

Ok, so I’m not much for Christian music, except the variety that has fiddles & accordions & banjos & other instruments of devilry, or screaming black people. Or at least some sort of mystery, and please keep it light on … Continue reading

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Sam Rizzetta – Bucks and Does

Ok, so not a whole lot so say on this one, but you’ll probably appreciate a short post after the last few. Nothing shocking or out-of-place here, just extremely beautiful, tonal, resonant, music. Almost totally unaccompanied, the resounding tremors of … Continue reading

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Nowell Sing We Clear – A Pageant of Midwinter Carols

More weirdness from old Brittania! I meant to post this earlier, but hopefully you are still in the mood for some festive music. Now as you may have gathered, I’m not particularly keen on Christmas as it’s currently celebrated, with … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice & Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

On Darkness: The child is born in the darkness of the womb; the chicken hatched after incubation. Birth begins in darkness, as dawn follows the long night, and spring springs from winter. We must not interrupt the incubation period within … Continue reading

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Artist of the Beautiful

Artist of the Beautiful by Nathaniel Hawthorne An elderly man, with his pretty daughter on his arm, was passing along the street, and emerged from the gloom of the cloudy evening into the light that fell across the pavement from … Continue reading

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