Friday, 26 March 2010

Matthaüs Passion

Both familiar and ever new, St. Matthew Passion is a major event in the cycle of the year. Good for contemplation, very inspiring. The altus of the opening chorale "O Lamm Gottes" sang with an intensity that worked like gilding on a Russian Icon, or on a medieval polychrome statuette. It gave me goosebumps.

I noticed a Green Man carved in the church benches.

Vegetation Spirit-oncoming resurrection-how fitting.

Fraser-Golden Bough
Holland boys Choir - Pieter Jan Leusink
Martinikerk Groningen
Matthaüs Passion

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Mother and Child -running for life

The folds of her dress are based on "Guelders" style of Medieval (polychrome) sculpture.