monday last week, i had to renew some prescriptions, and while i was heading to target, i finally got tired of my audiobooks, and decided to buy some CDs of some classics. the conversation at the pharmacy counter went like this:( many many youtube links behind here )
that's a link to the Chorale on a local game show, and it gives a good indication of just how good they are as a singing group, and at adapting arrangements. i love a man who can sing well. carry on, Chorale, carry on.
so, i was listening to simon & garfunkel on the way to work this morning, and singing along, of course. i notice i like the songs that have a juxtaposition of contretemp ideas in them best. like the lullaby about the atom bomb, the version of scarborough fair with the descant about death. 'blessed' came on, and i was thinking about the beatitudes, which it quite heavily references. so i was searched for the lyrics to show y'all the differences between the song and the original (according the KJV Bible, in this case, which i happen to prefer for the beautiful language).
here's the original (Matthew 5:3-12):
( Blessed )
and the song:
( analysis (aka: i think too much) )