"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.
I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get the most joy in life out of music."
~ Albert Einstein
Friday, October 3, 2014
Taizé - Iedere nacht verlang ik
Taizé is a small village in eastern France. For over 50 years, it
has been the home of a Christian monastic community made up of brothers from
many different countries, speaking many different languages and, uniquely,
belonging to several different Christian denominations. Catholics, Anglicans,
Protestants, Orthodox and others live and pray together, share a simple life
and welcome the tens of thousands of visitors who come to spend time with them
every year from all over the world. The community has developed a unique style
of meditative singing which focuses on the repetitive chanting of short phrases
from the Bible and other Christian texts in a range of languages. The Taizé community is known for its simple and beautiful chants used in worship. This one is called LIedere
nacht verlang ik(My
soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.)