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 […]
Ok, I’ll admit, when I heard Peter Hollens’ version, it was the first time I’d heard this song and immediately fell in love with it! Next week, as the weekend before Christmas, I’ll share some of my favourite Afrikaans Christmas songs.
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 […]
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 […]