Favourite Christmas Music Friday: Some Afrikaans Songs

It’s a few days before Christmas and here in South Africa the weather is sweltering, so it just seemed right to end my Christmas music Fridays with some local Christmas songs! I start off with Somerkersfees (Summer Christmas), followed by Sonneblom uit Bethlehem (Sunflower From Bethlehem), Hierdie kind (This Child) and Kersfees in Kaapstad (Christmas in […]

Poësie Sondag – Poetry Sunday

Scroll down for the English translation. Hierdie gedig het ek gedurende ’n baie moeilike tyd in my lewe geskryf en dit is eerste op die webwerf Woes gepubliseer. Smekend om Lig ’n Gedig na Antiphona post Evangelium O, my God, hoe weet U wanneer om te antwoord? uit die diepe donker smeek my siel om […]

Favourite Music Thursday – Something to Lift the Spirit

Today has been a very trying day. I find that early music helps to lift my spirit most days and I really like Hildegard von Bingen’s music. Here’s “O Pastor animarum”, with the English translation below. O Pastor animarum Antiphon for the Redeemer (R 466va) by Hildegard von Bingen O Pastor animarum et O prima […]