Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My wish list

Everyone has a wish list, and mine is for sacred, uplifting music that serves to relax as well as to lift the heart and mind to God in prayer. (Maybe if I put my list in writing, I will be more inclined to follow through on completing it). These selections are recommendations of Tom in Vegas. Remember him?

When you click on these links, you can listen to sample tracks. Some of them are really beautiful. I think my favourite is The Origin of Fire, followed by Kanon Pokajanen


Hildegard von Bingen: Laudes de Sainte Ursule

The Complete Hildegard von Bingen, Volume Two

The Origin of Fire: Music and Visions of Hildegard von Bingen

Kanon Pokajanen

Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe; Magnificat; Summa

Da Pacem

Jubilee 2000 : 2000 years of sacred music


So if you are looking to add to your music library, try these selections.

5 comments:

Regina said...

Oh, thanks for these! They are beautiful!
I'm new to your blog and I am looking forward to perusing back through the archives... keep up the good work!
:)

paramedicgirl said...

Regina, thanks for stopping by. You have a nice blog!

Anonymous said...

Music so heals and lifts the soul and the more it brings us to God the better.
I just discovered this on Youtube and I think you'll enjoy it. It's the Angelus sung in Latin and these gentlemen are incredible. I find it so soothing. Chanticleer - Ave Maria (Angelus Domini) [Biebl]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UbS3WAPPSQ

I love your new header. You sure have a gift for finding beautiful pictures.

Elizabeth :)

paramedicgirl said...

Listening to it now, Elizabeth. Thanks for the link. They do have beautiful harmony.

In a few days, I will post my collection of Assumption pictures for all to enjoy.

Marilena said...

my wish list is for all Catholic Churches world wide to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass entirely in Latin. that was the way it was for over a thousand years, and that's the way it should be all the time. it should never have changed. and, i'd like to see all altars return to the high altar and not the table you see out front. and all women wearing properly modest clothing to Mass, and no shorts, no sleeveless shirts, etc. and cover your head! respect God, and do not make a public display of wearign tacky clothing to Mass. (short shorts, revealing tops, jeans, etc)
turn off your cell phone, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not about you or your social friends, its about God, nor you. kneel for Holy Communion unless you are physically not capable of doing so.
these and so much more are my wishes. but alas, not everyone practices modesty:( they think its all about them, when in fact its about God not man. think about that modernists next time you go to Mass. think about Jesus instead of yourself. its not a fashion show nor is it a place to show contempt for God by using it as your own living room to chat to whomever you want during Mass, and blabbing on the phone. Respect God and forget yourself.