minstrel: Re: Period music can get in your veins

Lisa and Ken Theriot lnktheriot at compuserve.com
Tue Mar 14 08:40:54 PST 2000

Ekaterina wrote:

< All of us, all forty of us, men and women, marching high, marching up the 
hill, with the strains of a centuries old battle hymn leading us on. I have 
always enjoyed that song. I may not be the most religious of people but I 
enjoy good music, secular or non. I have never had chills as such as those 
before, but I hope I will find them again. A troop of fighters, marching 
north, up the hillside, echoing through the valley.  Gaudete, gaudete, 
chritos es natos, ex maria virgene, gaudete.>

Yow!  Is this the musical equivalent of "Kill them all, let God sort them 
out"?  A band of armed men singing, "Rejoice!  For Christ is born of the 
Virgin Mary!  (Now let's go out there and kill!)"
[Gaudete, from Piae Cantiones (Finland, 1582)
New Oxford Book of Carols]


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