Midweek music spot: Haydn's "Insanae et vanae curae"

This socially distanced version, sung by the choir of Oriel College, of Haydn's musical masterpiece, "Insanae at vanae curae" seems yet again particularly appropriate this evening.

The first two lines in particular are dedicated to those who refuse to accept a clear democratic decision, whether it is on Brexit, a US Presidential election, or a planning application.

The lyrics can be roughly translated into English as follows 

"A crazed and hopeless passion invades our minds, 
 Again and again madness fills our hearts and robs us of hope." 

"How can it profit you, O mortal, to seek for earthly riches but take no thought of Heaven?"
"Yet if God is for you, all things are possible for you."


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