Sunday, April 16, 2017

J.S. Bach's Oster-Oratorium Performed by Hannah Morrison, Meg Bragle, Nicholas Mulroy, Peter Harvey, the Monteverdi Choir, and the English Baroque Soloists, Directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner


Happy Easter!
    The English term, according to the Ven. Bede (De temporum ratione, I, v), relates to Estre, a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring, which deity, however, is otherwise unknown, even in the Edda (Simrock, Mythol., 362); Anglo-Saxon, eâster, eâstron; Old High German, ôstra, ôstrara, ôstrarûn; German, Ostern. April was called easter-monadh. The plural eâstron is used, because the feast lasts seven days.
Christ is risen!

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