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22 April 2017 @ 02:14 pm
If you have access to academia.edu. I recommend Andrea Beaghton's Le Prêtre amoureux: Hugo’s Claude Frollo and Sand’s Magnus, comparing 2 19C Romantic romantically-inclined priests… Andrea is a UK-based member of Les Amis de Victor Hugo, and hopes to be able to join us here at frollophiles, too.
 
 
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25 March 2017 @ 12:48 am
Luc-Olivier Merson, who illustrated NDdP in 19C, touched on related themes in The Vision, depicting a mediæval nun's eroticised vision of Christ. Arthur Hacker also depicted The Cloister or the World. But, bar the 19C lamp, von Erlang's The Vision is very, very Claude…
 
 
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25 March 2017 @ 12:15 am
The cemetery and charnel house of the Holy Innocents is where Claude and Jehan's parents are buried, and where Claude is said to spend time studying symbolic mural decorations installed by Nicolas Flamel.

But there are problems with Flamel…Collapse )
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24 March 2017 @ 10:49 pm
For earlier mediæval religious music, I'm a great fan of the work done by Marcel Pérès and Ensemble Organum. The 14C polyphonic Mass of Our Lady, by Guillaume de Machaut, a canon of Reims, is especially fine:
 
 
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Current Music: Machaut, Messe de Notre Dame
 
 
24 March 2017 @ 10:34 pm
A 15C requiem mass:
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Ockeghem, Requiem
 
 
 
Here's a mass based around the melody L'Homme Armé by Ockeghem, who held posts at Notre Dame de Paris and the French court:

Dufay also wrote a mass based on the same theme:
 
 
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Current Music: Ockeghem, Missa L'Homme Armé
 
 
19 March 2017 @ 09:48 pm
Some pics (some of these are of the Mass of St Gregory, where he's supposed to have a vision of Christ, but I'm posting these for costume reference and practice):There's an article here on the adjustment of the chasuble.
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I've found some close-up details of a 15C linen surplice (the garment Claude throws on over his nightshirt in the Porte Rouge scene). It's from Jean Fouquet's Pietà at Nouans, worn by a canon who is probably called Jacques, as Saint James appears to be behind him as his name-saint:
Enguerrand Quarton/Charonton also shows us a similar garment on the donor in his Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Pietà.
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Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Quaterna Requiem, 'Quasimodo'
 
 
12 March 2017 @ 10:20 pm
Remarkably this is one of the few versions that uses a significant amount of Lasciate Ogni Speranza… albeit over a disco beat!
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Alec Costandinos, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
 
 
12 March 2017 @ 09:51 pm
A Brazilian prog-rock tone-poem based on NDdP:
The movements are:
The Pope of Fools 4:25
Notre Dame 7:23
Claude Frollo 3:49
Esmeralda 4:57
The Trou-aux-Rats 5:15
Montfaucon 6:10
Ananké (Fatality) 6:42
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Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Quaterna Requiem, 'Quasimodo'