The many and various ways I pass the time now has a new addition. Usually it involves drinking coffee whilst sitting at a computer keeping in touch with chums, or sipping wine sitting on our tiny terrace catching the sun, and wondering what else I can do to avoid any cleaning or tidying or putting away of stuff and things that aren't even MINE. And now I am going to type this blog. Provided that doesn't become a chore as well, in which case...

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Once more with Passion

Just realised it's Palm Sunday tomorrow. Don't know where my sense of time has disappeared to since BB retired. Weekdays, weekends, months, they all feel a bit nebulous and tenuously connected to us now.

I am not religiously observant, in fact, I am contentedly atheist, with humanist leanings and a protestant upbringing, but I am deeply attached to really serious liturgical music
, as it's about the best stuff on earth to sing, in my view. So, even if you listen to nothing else like it this Holy Week can I suggest you put five minutes by to try this out for size.


  1. Rats! The link isn't working! I too, non-churchgoer that I am, love liturgical music. If, like comfort food, there is comfort music then liturgical music fills the bill for me.

    1. That did the trick! Thank you soooo much.

  2. Laura, it's the opening chorus from Bach's St John's Passion. The version I love is John Eliot Gardiner conduting. Copy & Paste this in instead

  3. Glorious, especially as I shan't be able to get to church tomorrow. Thanks a lot for posting it.

    PS Have you tried posting video links via the Blogger YouTube link function. It works a treat every time. You could easily edit this post to add it.