Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hosanna in excelsis! Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini

His Grace has decided to share some music with his readers and communicants on the approach to Easter Sunday: a kind of Spotify for Holy Week. Here is the Palm Sunday instalment; the moment Andrew Lloyd Webber became a composer:

And for those who find the exuberant dancing somewhat distracting (though but a shadow of the ecstasy and joy in Jerusalem as the Messiah entered 2000 years ago), here's the original:


Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Your Grace.

Both are beautiful but Ernst is of the opinion Placido is 'slightly' better compared to Dennis O'Neil. Domingo was indeed a Great tenor, sadly he appears to sing mainly as a baritone these days.

Bless you this coming week of joy for all Christians who love our Wonderful Saviour.

E S Blofeld

17 April 2011 at 14:12  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Thanks for sharing YG, check out this Lord of the Dance one.

17 April 2011 at 16:30  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Thank you, Your Grace - for the comparison and for your restrained comment on the cavorting females! Secularity leads Thither. I think the first video's more in tune with fertility rites and self-worship ... than with the object of the music.

Love the original, however. Agree with Ernst on that.

17 April 2011 at 20:32  
Anonymous Doug Chaplin said...

So nice to be able to post complete agreement with Your Grace. I've long thought this was the absolute gem of the Lloyd Webber Requiem

17 April 2011 at 22:16  
Anonymous Dick the prick said...

Cheers Your Grace. Hosanna indeed, the mind can play tricks on the unobservant but in excelsis deo and all that jazz.

18 April 2011 at 11:49  
Blogger E.xtra S.ensory Blofeld + Tiddles said...

Your Grace

I am sorry but you will not change my opinion..
PLacido Domingo's is even superior to Alan B'stard's, though I have yet to hear Rik Mayall sing this piece.


Gremlins perhaps.


18 April 2011 at 14:51  

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