Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, 2013

August 15, 2013
The Assumption of the Virgin, Francesco Botticini (c.1475)

The Assumption of the Virgin, Francesco Botticini (c.1475)

A very happy feast of Our Lady to everyone! Here is the Alleluia chant for today:

And here is Palestrina’s six-part elaboration of a related text, sung by Stile Antico:

A great sign appeared in heaven:
A woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet,
and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 

Sing ye to the Lord a new song:
because He hath done wonderful things.

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6 Responses to “Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, 2013”

  1. Janet Cupo Says:

    I love that picture. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before.

    AMDG

  2. cburrell Says:

    I hadn’t seen it before either, Janet, but as soon as I saw it I knew it would serve, and serve well.

    It is actually a combined assumption/coronation scene. If you look closely (here, or HERE) you’ll see that Our Lady is crowned.

  3. cburrell Says:

    The painting was made in Florence, but is now in the National Gallery in London.


  4. I was going to say exactly the same thing, Janet.


  5. Reblogged this on Sound Art Creator and commented:
    Respice stellam, voca Mariam. Look to the stars, call upon Mary.

  6. kompromissis Says:

    Reblogged this on Graphic Design Works Portfolio.


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