Friday, March 25, 2016

THE LONGEST AMEN....

I first heard Mozart`s Laudate Dominum at Aylesford Priory which is just down the road from where I live.   It was sung by a soprano whose name escapes me, more`s the pity, backed by a wonderful chorus and the music left a deep impression on me.   Now I`m not a religious person by any means but I do enjoy some of the religious music and none more so than that by the sainted Wolfgang Amadeus. This piece - the solemn vespers - has at the end quite possibly the longest and most heartfelt `Amen` known to music.    Here it is sung by the incomparable Dame Kiri te Kanawa.......


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