Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Day

After all "Jingle Bell's" and 
my traditional "Weihnachtslieder"
which I mostly enjoy.....
On Christmas morning, between 10:00 and 12:00
and during preparing Christmas lunch,
I love to listen to

This music is so joyful and inspires my cooking.
Adding a little bit of this and that..... here and there....
and humming along with the  cantata! 

     Johann Sebastian Bach     

1685-1750, Leipzig

Cantata BWV 248.I

Jauchzet, frohlocket...

 ...auf, preiset die Tage,
Ruehmet was heute der Hoechste getan!

Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage,
Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Froehlichkeit an!

Dienet dem Hoechsten mit herrlichen Choeren,
Lasst uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren!

Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise the time,
glorify what the Highest has done today!
Abandon despair, banish laments,
sound forth full of delight and happiness!
Serve the Highest with glorious choruses,
let us honor the name of the Supreme Ruler!

 Thomaskirche in Leipzig with the Thomanerchor

I like to recommend....

...from our friend TON KOOPMAN

Happy Holidays

Froehliche Feiertage


Second picture: Barock Church in Gutenzell, South Germany
All photos from internet
Unfortunately the text of the cantata translate not very well
into English

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