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Priests named finalists to represent Germany in Eurovision 2013 with Gregorian hymn
romereports.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2013 | Romereports.com

Posted on 02/10/2013 8:32:49 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

The new take on a medieval classic could prompt this trio of Catholic priests to the European spotlight. On Saint Valentine's Day they will battle it out with other acts to represent Germany at the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Though it seems an unlikely place for a group of priests, the German trio is no stranger to the spotlight. They've already released a Top 10 album in 2011 featuring classic Catholic hymns. But this song could take them to new heights.

For the competition, Father Vianey Meister, diocesan priest Andreas Schatzkle and Abbot Rhabanus Petri have teamed up with German soprano Mojca Erdmann. Together they will perform Ave Maris Stella, a Gregorian song about the Virgin Mary, dating back to the Middle Ages.

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1 posted on 02/10/2013 8:32:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NYer; Salvation

ping


2 posted on 02/10/2013 8:34:07 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Alaaf and Helau!


3 posted on 02/10/2013 8:42:47 AM PST by South40
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Started to view the video, but it slowed down. Must be my satilittle dish and the post blizzard cold.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 8:49:58 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thanks for posting this.


5 posted on 02/10/2013 8:50:27 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Heart-Rest

of possible interest


6 posted on 02/10/2013 8:53:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Reminds me of the group of Irish born priests called simply, “The Priests”. I have a recording of theirs. Beautiful Christian/Catholic music.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 8:55:01 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
How can you possibly compare the beauty, majesty and spender of their music to the mindless dum-dum ditty-ditty rah-rah rock of the typical Eurovision contestant?
8 posted on 02/10/2013 8:55:08 AM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Thank-you.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 9:01:54 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is a very nice rendition of Ave maris stella. However, I prefer a less theatrical approach.

The original hymn is medieval, and can be found in the Liber Usualis (1961 Ed.) pp. 1259-1260.

The rendition in the following link has 2 verses of the original hymn with one verse of beautiful polyphony written by Guillame Dufay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-25R_SaDao

I also have a version as an mp3 file by the Boston Camerata using period instruments. It is very interesting because it is sung in both Latin and what sounds like early French.

Beautiful. It is good that early music is reaching the population at large.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 9:08:18 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Biggirl

Most welcome.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 9:10:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Interesting ... do you suppose that beautiful, sexy blonde will help them win?


12 posted on 02/10/2013 9:11:40 AM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer
Mojca Erdmann

Biography
Praised by critics and loved by audiences for her beauty of tone and impeccable artistry, young soprano Mojca Erdmann is a rapidly rising star in the international music scene. Of her return to the Salzburg Festival in 2007, a critic wrote “The surprise of the evening, however, was Mojca Erdmann. (...) young, slim, blond, sporty, she was Mozart’s “Zaide” last year here in Salzburg. Now she sings “Zelmira”, a strong personality, a beautiful, warm, technically perfect voice that is highly expressive. She deservedly received the greatest applause.”

13 posted on 02/10/2013 9:18:47 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: paterfamilias

The Left is pissed. They tried to block, saying the song is 1,100 years old. But the song is “inspired” and new so it can compete.


14 posted on 02/10/2013 9:26:19 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“The Left is pissed.”

GOOD!

You know, it means that Mary, Star of the Sea (Maria maris stella) is just crushing the serpent’s head with her foot.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 9:31:29 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias
Grand Prix: Werden „Die Priester“ disqualifiziert?
16 posted on 02/10/2013 9:45:14 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I love it,thanks Berlin_Freeper:)


17 posted on 02/10/2013 9:52:42 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Biggirl
This may work better:
Die Priester - Ave Maris Stella ft. Mojca Erdmann
18 posted on 02/10/2013 9:57:41 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: Biggirl
This may work better:
Die Priester - Ave Maris Stella ft. Mojca Erdmann
19 posted on 02/10/2013 9:57:53 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (If you want to ring the bell - you got to swing the hammer hard!)
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To: paterfamilias

I love Boston Camerata, and have seen them in performance several times. I try to catch their Christmas program, and over the years, have seen their Renaissance, French, and Spanish programs. I think I have ALL their Christmas CDs. I’ll watch this video and see if this one is on any of my CDs.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 11:31:39 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: bmwcyle

ping


21 posted on 02/10/2013 1:12:07 PM PST by theKid51
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Many years ago I attended a weekday mass at the Abbaye de Solesmes near Le Mans in France. This Benedictine abbey is dedicated to preserving the Gregorian music liturgy and the experience was unbelievable. Fortunately there are a few places in the Church where this rich liturgical tradition has been preserved and is a welcome relief from the thumping guitars, banging drums and rattling tambourines that are too often the music liturgy in the post Vatican II Church.
22 posted on 02/10/2013 3:02:20 PM PST by The Great RJ
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