Sunday Evening. (Veni Sancte Spiritus)

Langt í burt vakir veröl stór
Grimmum töfrum tryllt
Eir arlaus óttast nótt og dag
Augu ín óttalaus og hrein brosa vi mér björt
Vonin mín, blessa brosi Þitt
Vekur ijó úr vær
Hvílist jör hljó í örmum snæs
Liljuhvít lokar augum blám litla stúlkan mín
- Björk, Vökuró (en)

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium.
Da virtutis meritum,
da salutis exitum,
da perenne gaudium,
Amen, Alleluia.
-Veni, Sancte Spiritus from Mass for Pentecost.

01. J.S. Bach - Sarabande (French suite No.1 in d minor)
02. Björk -Vökuró
03. Arvo Pärt - Veni Sancte Spiritus

note: A small list for Sunday evening, an end of week closing note. It's mostly modern minimalist works to balance out this week's gigantic and dark playlists. In it: Vökuró, Bjork's interpretation of a lullaby written by icelandic composer Jorunn Vidar, Veni Sancte Spiritus Arvo Pärt's Berliner Masse and Glenn Gould interpretation of Bach's work.

image credit: crabtreecharles


  • At 11:40 PM, June 04, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    Vokuro is from Bjork's anti war album Medulla. The song itself is a lovely lullaby, which capture a sense of distance anguish, but at the same time hopefull. A child's eyes "Your eyes // Fearless and serene // Smile bright at me".

    Veni Sancte Spiritus function within the context of religious functionality certainly does not need an introduction.


    Far away
    Wakes the great world
    Mad with grim enchantment
    Fearful of night and day
    Your eyes
    Fearless and serene
    Smile bright at me

    My hope
    Your blest smile
    Rouses verse from sleep
    The earths rests
    Silent in arms of snow
    Lily white
    Closes her blue eyes
    My little girl



    COME, Holy Ghost,
    send down those beams,
    which sweetly flow in silent streams
    from Thy bright throne above.

    Grant us in life Thy grace that we,
    in peace may die and ever be,
    in joy before Thy face.
    Amen. Alleluia.


  • At 11:57 PM, June 04, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    btw. I think I have to start posting more cheerfull pictures. It's summer! :D way too abstract and a bit too much symbolism.


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