The Arrival at Bethlehem, 1897
Musee des Beaux Arts, Mulhouse, France

this is the cover of December's Magnificat. i felt it too beautiful not to share.

pax.

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updated to add more beauty to beauty...

i always get a little bit happy when a new book or cd arrives in the mail - i just received my Tallis, Mass for Four Voices Motets and it is amazing. really defies description.

(does anyone else care for this ancient type of music?)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tallis is one of my favorite composers. I highly recommend his English Anthems and the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Of his motets my favorite are O nata lux and Spem in alium. The best interpreters are the Westminster Cathedral Choir and the Tallis Scholars.
Theophilus

~m2~ said...

i adore spem in alium - it was my first tallis purchase ever!

thank you for your post -- do you have a blog?

penni