"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Child

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ryan Larkin

Walking ~ Ryan Larkin 1968

Street Musique ~ Ryan Larkin 1972

Ryan ~ Chris Landreth 2003

Spare Change ~ Ryan Larkin 2008

Ryan Larkin
July 31, 1943, Montreal, Quebec – February 14, 2007, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Taking home

There is a storyline of the world and there is also a trajectory of the soul. The soul presents a self into this world through a body, into situations which will provide an opportunity to experiment with creativity and its consequences, enhance its learning, and express itself in myriad ways. The world provides the opportunities. It is hard not to be discouraged when we see things happening in the opposite fashion to that which we hold right and wholesome inside. In the end what we take ‘home’ with us is not our misfortune, though that has its effect, but how we dealt with the decisions we made, the lives we believe we squandered, the time we believe we lost and the way in which we allowed others to hold sway over us.
Over and over the message is: you are love, you are the Beloved.
—  Be Happy Anyway by Elisa Novick

Friday, November 09, 2012

Savall and Borgias -documentary

With English subtitles:

Friday, November 02, 2012

Philippe Jaroussky ... Paradiso e Inferno

Saw the film Tous Les Soleils... nice and light, with lovely music.
Throught it, found this marvel: Philippe Jaroussky.

Here he sings with the company that is featured in the film, Christina PLUHAR & L’Arpeggiata.*

Ciaccona del Paradiso e del Inferno
Philippe Jaroussky L'Arpeggiata-Christina Pluhar Concert life Ambronay 18.09.2008
« Icônes du Seicento »

Philippe Jaroussky Contre-tenor

LArpeggiata Christina Pluhar

Christina Pluhar théorbe & direction
Alessandro Tampieri violon
Doron Sherwin - cornet
Eero Palviainen guitare baroque
Charles Edouard Fantin - guitare baroque
Margit Übellacker - psaltérion
Haru Kitamika clavecin
Richard Myron violone
Michèle Claude percussions

Réalisateur Olivier Simonnet
Une production de © CLC Productions, Ensemble l'Arpeggiata, Centre Culturel de Rencontre d'Ambronay
Avec la participation de mezzo et France 2

Concert filmé au 29eme festival dAmbronay

Ciaccona del Paradiso e del Inferno

O che bel stare è stare in Paradiso
Dove si vive sempre in fest’e riso
Vedendosi di Dio svelato il viso
O che bel stare è star in Paradiso.

Ohimè che orribil star qui nell’inferno
Ove si vive in pianto e foco eterno
Senza veder mai Dio in sempiterno
Ahi, ahi, che orribil star giù nell’inferno.

Là non vi regna giel, vento, calore,
Che il tempo è temperato a tutte l’hore
Pioggia non v’è, tempesta, nè baleno,
Che il Ciel là sempre si vede sereno.

Il fuoco e ‘l ghiaccio là, o che stupore
Le brine, le tempeste, e il sommo ardore
Stanno in un loco tute l’intemperie
Si radunan laggiù, o che miserie.

Havrai insomma là quanto vorrai
E quanto non vorrai non haverai
E questo è quanto, o Musa, posso dire
Però fa pausa il canto e fin l’ardire.

Quel ch’aborrisce qua, là tutto havrai
Quel te diletta e piace mai havrai
E pieno d’ogni male tu sarai
Dispera tu d’uscirne mai, mai, mai!

O che bel stare è star in Paradiso
Dove si vive sempr’in fest’e riso
Vedendosi di Dio svelato il viso
O che bel stare é stare in Paradiso.

lyrics from music-stall
from a comment there:
“Ciaccona del Paradiso e del Inferno” with Philippe Jaroussky on the CD “Christina PLUHAR & L’Arpeggiata – Via Crucis” edited by Emi-Virginclassic :
or for download : (search Christina Pluhar)"