Category Archives: Easter

François Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres II

Esteemed Readers, we continue our musical travel around spiritual works by François Couperin. Today I present you the second spiritual lesson made for the Holy Wednesday from his set “Leçons de Ténèbres”. Enjoy it! Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Anima Christi

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful composition from “Les Petits Motets” by Jean-Baptiste Lully. It is based on a very popular Medieval prayer ‘Anima Christi’. The curious fact is that this prayer might have been made by the Pope John … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Dixit Dominus (1684)

Esteemed Readers, the present state of affairs in the world, the hysteria around an ephemeral substance named “a virus” create an extremely sad impression. The humanity is petrified with fear & goes on thinking only about the flesh & money. … Continue reading

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Christian Fairy-Tale: The Sun Made by God’s Will

Esteemed Readers, On the eve of the Orthodox Easter I would like to present you a Christian folk-tale telling about the resurrection. The late Russian folklore abounds in curious Bible tales. This story is about the Sun. What amazes me … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Buona Pasqua! Bonnes Pasques! Boa Pascoa!

Esteemed Readers, happy Easter! May this enchanting piece by M.- A. Cherpantier add some baroque spirit in your celebration! Hristos Voskres! (Exclamation we say for the Orthodox Easter which is coming next week.) Maria KethuProfumo

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Russian Mythology: Spirits

As the Easter day means spring & nature awakening as well, let’s review Russian Pagan spirits, which are believed to have participated in every day life. L’eshij – the spirit of forest. He is considered to be the main of … Continue reading

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Royal Meal IV: Soups

Esteemed Readers, today I offer you some soups. Personally I belong to those who don’t regard soups as substantial meals, however if you like this kind of dish, here is a fresh 17th century look! Broth for White Soups Boil … Continue reading

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Feast is a True Sense of Joy

What is a feast? It’s happiness, joy, pleasure. More feasts we experience, more emotions we get…and more we want to have them again & again. Any celebration reminds a good drug, even funerals are not exception. Our hi-tech civilization adore … Continue reading

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