As it has since Sunday-- perhaps today will be the day at last; it is 55° this morning-- I imagine that indicates something.
At Paris, they are celebrating the feast of the Holy Relics: I believe that the feast was in the Roman Calendar at some point or, perhaps, the right of celebrating it was granted to particular regions or dioceses.
Post Tertiam. I returned from my spatiamentum, put a pan of cornbread in the oven, made a pot of tea, and then the dog began barking like mad. Since the landlady will sleep through it barking like mad for half an hour or more, I went out to the front room and, lo, 31 turkeys accompanied by one very large white duck were parading down the street.
If the dog would restrain itself from barking to those occasions when e.g. there were flocks of turkeys passing through I'd be entirely happy to countenance that. As it is, it barks at cats, at squirrels, at people, at other dogs out for their walks with their people, as well as at events or things invisible to the human eye-- too much barking, alas. I tend not to pay attention after the first second or two when it's in the back yard in the daytime; I put the kibosh on it after dark, however, or at least after dark when my bedtime is nearing.
I want to know the duck's story.
The feast of the Holy Relics-- I ran out of time, earlier, prior to the appointed hour for my walk out-- is the feast of all the Saints whose relics are conserved and venerated in a particular church. It used to be the case that at the very least a church would possess whichever relics were entombed in the altar; I don't know if the Church, after the introduction of the Pauline Rite, continues to require this in new altars.
The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra's performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no 1 in E flat major op 107, with Sol Gabetta the cellist, and then the Symphony no 7 of Sibelius, is livestreamed at 1045. The conductor is 'the young phenomenon' Klaus Mäkelä.
At 0900, Klassikaraadio in Estonia is streaming a concert recorded at Charles Church (a Lutheran temple named after the Swedish king Charles XI) in Tallinn on All Souls Day-- Arvo Pärt's Salve Regina and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. The Tallinn Chamber Choir and the Estonia Society Mixed Choir, with the soloists Arete Kerge and Tamar Nugis (he is a baritone but that link is to his band X-Panda, eh: 'energetic and theatrical, both progressive while simultaneously accessible and catchy') and organist Ene Salumäe, are directed by Heli Jürgenson.
Holy Mass at 1000. So if I have calculated the times correctly, the Tallinn concert, Mass (I anticipate that it will be a low Mass i.e. no sung parts) at 1000 for rather less than 40 minutes, and then the GSO, with the chatting beforehand at 1045.
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