In Paradisum : Gabriel Fauré

In paradisum deducant te Angeli:
in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
æternam habeas requiem,
æternam habeas requiem.

“May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest.”

Gabriel Faure’s Requiem  Op. 48 Complete :

To :   John-Michael Goodburn Fisher : 1988-2016


Jimi Hendrix : Star-Spangled Banner/Purple Haze

It would be worthwhile for the British to finally ditch their absurd, anachronistic and parasitical monarchy, if only to acquire a decent new National Anthem to replace the present dreadful dirge ‘God Save the Queen’ with its abject, servile lyrics. The French, Russian and Italian anthems all have great tunes, – (and Peru’s is a belter !)

The USA anthem  (Jimi Hendrix version, naturally) also cuts it…

Jean Sibelius : Finlandia

Created by
Wild Scandinavia / Wildes Skandinavien / (2011)
Director: Oliver Goetzl
Cinematography: Ivo Nörenberg, Jan Henriksson and Rolf Steinmann
Gulo Film Productions…

This video features animal behaviour that has never been filmed before: Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg took the first ever film of a wild lynx in the Finnish wilderness. They took highspeed shots of Goldeneye chicks jumping out of their tree nest and filmed encounters with bears and wolves. The project took more than 650 shooting days.