El Camino Real scores more


El Camino Real scores more points

Mr. Culbreath at El Camino Real wins kudos for being the second person in the world to mention the sublime work noted in this quote from his site:

It may not be springtime in Christendom, but my hunch is that winter is slowly receding. The Orthodox composer John Tavener is evidence of this, and his "Akathist of Thanksgiving" is one of the most sublime works of music ever recorded. Even more sublime are the words of this hymn, which were discovered in the possession of a Russian priest who died in a Siberian concentration camp. (My personal favorite is Ikos 10: "Glory to Thee for thwarting my useless intentions" , which Tavener renders "Glory to You for ruining my unprofitable plans" !)
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