Shakespeare’s privacy protected

Shakespeare at the British Library, face blurred, silly thing on Psallentes.com
Shakespeare's privacy protected (Image source: Google Streetview)

Just a quick and tiny silly thing amidst all the seriousness. Google’s Streetview has protected Shakespeare’s privacy by blurring his face: London, British Library, at the junction Midland Road – Euston Road. Cheers!

[°°] Benedicamus Domino

Chant group Psallentes rehearsing a recording of ‘Benedicamus Domino’ in Park Abbey, Heverlee, Belgium. The director with the somewhat silly movements is Hendrik Vanden Abeele, the singers with their somewhat/sometimes silly faces are (from left to right) Paul Schils, Philippe Souvagie, Lieven Deroo and Conor Biggs.

CD Officium lusorum aka Carmina Burana aka Messe des Fous 2006 [RIC 247]

[FR] Le manuscrit des Carmina Burana comporte un énigmatique “proprium” intitulé Officium lusorum (Office des joueurs). Le “Seigneur Dé” y est célébré dans une atmosphère bachique. Les musiciens réunis autour de l’ensemble Millenarium proposent d’inclure ces pièces dans la reconstitution d’une “Messe des Fous” telle qu’elle était représentée dans les grandes cathédrales françaises au XIIIe siècle durant la période qui sépare Noël du Nouvel An. En contraste avec la caractère satyrique du “proprium” confié au Choeur de chambre de Namur, les chanteurs de Psallentes proposent un “ordinarium” grégorien d’une grande pureté.

[ENG] The manuscript of the Carmina Burana contains a strange Proper of the Masse entitled Officium Lusorum or Office of the Gamblers, in which the “Lord Dice” is worshipped in an almost Bacchic rite. Musicians of the Millenarium ensemble and its supplementary players present these pieces in a reconstruction of a Messe des fous as it would have been performed in the great French cathedrals of the 13th century in the period between Christmas and New Year. In strong contrast to the satyr-like character of the Proper performed by the Namus Chamber Choir, the singers of the Psallentes ensemble perform the Ordinary of the Mass in Gregorian chant of the most extreme purity.

Messe des Fous - Officium lusorum - Carmina Burana - Millenarium - Psallentes, with Hendrik Vanden Abeele

Messe des Fous - Officium lusorum - Carmina Burana - Millenarium - Psallentes, with Hendrik Vanden Abeele

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