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“A Hallelujah Christmas”   Leave a comment


Posted December 8, 2013 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Music

Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” – Spain   Leave a comment

“Flashmob performances haven’t been a fresh concept for some time. And they’ve been somewhat taken over by corporations during recent years. But that doesn’t stop viewers from enjoying the performances, whether in person or on the web. Take this recent example orchestrated by the financially-challenged Spanish bank, Banco Sabadell.

“Earlier this summer, the bank brought together 100 musicians and singers from the Orchestra Simfonica del Valles,Amics de l’Opera de Sabadell,Coral Belles Arts, and Cor Lieder Camera to perform the anthem of the European Union — Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his Symphony No. 9. It all happens in the Plaça de Sant Roc in Sabadell, Spain, a little north of Barcelona. Perhaps this will put a smile on your face. Maybe you’ll even shed a tear. One way or another, make sure you turn up your speakers….

“For more flashmob classical performances see:

Copenhagen Philharmonic Plays Ravel’s Bolero at Train Station

Copenhagen Philharmonic Plays Grieg’s Peer Gynt in the Subway

Opera in the Fruit & Veggie Market



Posted November 16, 2013 by ouidaofs in Joy, Music

BREATH ON ME, BREATH OF GOD   Leave a comment


by Edwin Hatch, 1879, Public Domain

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Fill me with life anew, That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
Blend all my soul with Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

Posted July 8, 2013 by ouidaofs in Music, Prayer

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor   Leave a comment



By John Foley, SJ

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.
I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord,
who will hear the cry of the poor.
Let the lowly hear and be glad,
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken God is near,
who will hear the cry of the poor.
Ev’ry spirit crushed, God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.
We proclaim your greatness, oh God,
your praise ever in our mouth;
every face brightened in your light,
for you hear the cry of the poor.

Posted January 3, 2013 by ouidaofs in Jesus, Music, The Poor

O Come, O Come Emmanual   Leave a comment

Posted December 23, 2012 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Music

Sanctus Hosanna   Leave a comment

Posted June 10, 2012 by ouidaofs in Eucharist, Mass, Music

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