Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – Christmas Cornucopia Day Six #Christina Rossetti #Gothic Voices by Thom Hickey

Sally Cronin’s recent Christmas Archive posts have all been wonderful, and I hope you’ll take the time to check each of them out, this particular one for sure! A truly beautiful post, accompanied by some great musical selections, especially the first one. What a hauntingly beautiful piece of music, unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. Hope you enjoy the post, and all the others in this series! 🙂

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to day six of the Christmas Cornucopia of art, music and poetry compiled by Thom Hickey of The Immortal Juke Box.

Christmas Cornucopia Day Six #Christina Rossetti #Gothic Voices by Thom Hickey

Featuring:

A Painting by Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1465 to 1495)

A Poem by Christina Rossetti (1830 to 1894)

Music by Hildegard of Bingen (1098 to 1179) sung by Emma Kirkby and Gothic Voices, The Unthank Sisters and The Larks.

night-nativity

St Bridget of Sweden had a mystic vision of The Nativity.

Today’s painting by the Flemish artist Geertgen tot Sint Jans makes that ineffable vision a reality before our eyes and in our hearts through virtuoso deployment of light and shadow.

Looking at this tender scene we remember Christ’s statement:

‘ I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’

Our heart…

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