Sunday, May 08, 2022
Sunday music spot: Joseph Haydn's "Insanae et vanae curae"
A lockdown performance by the choir of Oriel College of Haydn's motet "Insanae et vanae Curae"
The lyrics can loosely be translated thus:
‘A crazed and raging passion invades our minds:
Again and again madness fills the heart, robbed of hope.
How does it profit you, O mortal man,
To seek for worldly success, if you take no thought of Heaven?
Yet if God is for you, all things are are on your side.'