minstrel: Re: Period music can get in your veins

Tigernach mac Eóghain ua Aeda tigernach at pipeline.com
Tue Mar 14 15:16:55 PST 2000


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From: Lisa and Ken Theriot <lnktheriot at compuserve.com>
To: <minstrel at pbm.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 8:40 AM
Subject: minstrel: Re: Period music can get in your veins


> 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]
>
> Adelaide
>
>
>
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