Ancient Voices

Sublime

exquisite,

their expression,

their emotion,

their surreal evocation

of an Age

long since past,

beyond memory:

Revived,

to seduce

transfix

in the Here,

the for Now

everlasting Here,

Connecting

nigh on five centuries

how vibrant,

mysterious,transparent

cogent

the notation

the phrasing

the passion

the exultation;

erasing all

of the dull quotidian

and its stifling mediocrity,

ancient voices,

singing.

 

Author’s footnote :-

On July 12, 2016 BBC Radio 3 broadcast live from York Minster’s Early Music Festival.

And I found myself beginning to scribble furiously whilst listening to the performance from the private songbook collection of Ann Boleyn.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Ancient Voices

  1. VijayNair

    ”The presentness of the past” ! A lyrical,song-like tribute to a set of 16th- century musical compositions.Well done ! It works.

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