Round 21 – E


My 154-th entry – bijdrage

My first entry: 28-08-2014 : 15-G


Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

This week we put our thoughts together to come up with something nice that we would like to share with eachother regarding the letter E.
As you know I’ve decided to use the music-theme throughout the entire round 21, so after some search through my memory and next over the internet to find the version I want to share with you I came up with Max van Egmond, a Indonesian born, Dutch Baritone.

This classical singer was born on 1 februari 1936 in Semarang on the island Java – Indonesia.  After WO2 he completed  his education in The Netherlands. His talent was discoverd by a conductor of a schoolchoir. After years of singinglessons he won a contest. After that he won different award in Brussels (Belgium) and München (Germany). In 1959 he went solo and got famous as an interpretor of Bach’s music. He is still alive and gives many masterclasses over the whole world.

This piece of music by Max van Egmond which I want to share with you is from Johann Sebastian Bach (31 march 1685 – 28 juli 1750) . This cantate was written in Leipzig (Germany) for a religious holiday;  Maria Lichtmis (Festo Purificationis Mariae) …. translated: Feast of the Purification of Mary…. on 2 februari 1727.  A celebration of the fact that Mary got pure again 40 days after the birth of Jesus and like Jewish law demanded for firstborn sons, her son took to the tempel to show him to the priests and bring ritual sacrifices. This cantate is a derivation of song of praise of Simeon ( O.T. Luke 2 -25-35), this bible book tells the story of priest Simeon who was given the promiss not to die before he had seen the Messias with his own eyes. This cantate tells in a cheerful way about looking forward to die and that eternal life waits, as was quite common in the days of JS Bach.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

27 x Akkoorden op ~ Chords on “21-E”

  1. fietszwerver schreef:

    I was here yesterday
    and I see my comment is gone ?
    nice voice
    the story is nothing for me

    1. Melody62 schreef:

      Nee…. je reageerde wel op deze post maar niet op deze blog… Dit is immers mijn eigen blog… en niet de abcblog?

      Het genre is niet jouw ding dus 😊

      1. fietszwerver schreef:

        aha op die fiets 🙂
        nee dat genre is mijn ding niet

        1. Melody schreef:

          Nee joh
          In de auto ☺

          1. fietszwerver schreef:

            kan je dat gezegde niet 🙂
            op die manier betekend het

            1. Melody62 schreef:

              Ikke nie
              Dom blontje
              Weet je toch

              1. fietszwerver schreef:

                wie weet komt het uit Amsterdam , ik zeg het m’n hele leven al
                jij dom , echt nie

                1. Melody schreef:

                  Zou zo maar kunnen, ik weet het niet, geeft ook niet.

                  hahaha ;-0

                    1. Melody schreef:


  2. Roger Green schreef:

    I know that Biblical tale!


    1. Melody62 schreef:

      Ofcourse you do

      1. Gattina schreef:

        I don’t know the man. Your page is only in Dutch, for me it doesn’t matter but I think others just leave it don’t comment. You should try to do it in English as I do, otherwise you will loose more and more participants.

        1. Melody schreef:

          You can’t know everybody 😉

          Ofcourse it is, I am Dutch, so I blog in Dutch. If that is the case…so be it.
          I don’t think that the language I use on my own blog determines the number of participants. I am ‘ just’ a participant. Besides, the blogposts concerning ABC I write in English. The ABC-blog is in English .

  3. Very creative and informative post and video for E ~ always a delight here ~ thanks, ^_^

    1. Melody schreef:

      😉 Thank you Carol for your wonderful comment.
      You are welcome, anytime.

      1. You are doing a great job with ABC Wednesday ~ thanks!

        1. Melody schreef:

          Thank you so much Carol!! I am glad that all goes well so far.

          You are most welcome 😉

  4. Joy schreef:

    I think the song could be described as optimistic rather than cheerful in that he he is looking forward to leaving the world of misery to a better one. Of course nothing like a bit of Bach to feel at peace and happy so maybe you are right to say cheerful.

    1. Melody schreef:

      I agree Joy… to me Bach is one of the most contemplating persons in musical historie… his music leads to many interpretations, which makes me always wonder what he had in mind at the moment he composed it…

  5. Betty schreef:

    Very interesting. I didn’t understand the words when he sang, but music is still beautiful in any language.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Yes isn’t it?

      Nice to see you’ve liked it Betty

  6. Hildred Finch schreef:

    Most enjoyable Melody, – a fine voice.

    1. Melody schreef:

      I agree Hildred, I am glad to see we agree.

  7. Indrani schreef:

    Great to know this artist!
    Enjoyed listening to this new music.
    Happy ABCW!

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Indrani…nice to know that I was able to introduce something ‘new’ to you and I am very glad to read that you liked it.

      Thank you, likewise.

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