Only recently has the relationship of these three New Testament canticles
to each other and to the early church become clear to me.
When a Carmelite monk ( the only one in brown) began the Canticle
of Jean de la Croix ( St.
Not surprisingly, the book is divided into chapters whose overall structure reflects the poem's tripartite composition of three canticles
corresponding to Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, respectively, with an inner division of nine infernal circles (with sub-circles), purgatorial terraces, the Terrestrial Paradise and seven heavenly spheres.
Britten was represented by two of his Canticles
, 'Still Falls the Rain' sustainedly sombre with suppressed anger (hornist Richard Watkins rich in piercing timbres, tenor Mark Padmore expressively equal to the challenge set by his great predecessor Peter Pears, pianist Julius Drake such an empathetic foil), and the warmly serene 'My Beloved is Mine', for tenor and piano alone, bringing such a contrast.
19:00 Christmas canticles
on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Saint George church, Mieh Mieh, Sidon.
The disc closes with Canticle
V, the last and shortest of the canticles
Britten composed throughout his life.
AaThe Evening of Poetry was followed by folkloric performance where Syrian Shuyoukh Salateen al-Tarab Band "Kings of Original Songs" amused the audience with glorious folk masterpieces by the great musicians Ssayed Darwish and Ali Darwish in addition to dozens of religious canticles
, stanzas and Sufi whirling.
Hence, Raffa's book is a great pedagogical accompaniment to a course devoted to any one or all of the canticles
The result is a blending of word and image in the form of twenty superbly crafted canticles
that are as thoughtful and thought-provoking as they are inspired and inspiring.
Three previous CDs featuring Father Storey, including words from the psalms, canticles
and contemporary spiritual poetry, have been released during the past 10 years.
There are endless potential canticles
being left by people who seem to have too many words available to them.
Clean copies of the finished canticles
, with all their intellectual sizzle and range, their right-on humanity and intertextual strutwork, and above all their poetic command, flexible, profound, precise--with all that intact already, the completed work began to circulate in 1320, the last year of its author's life.