I’m late posting this week. Apologies for that. Family visitations and some heavy lifting in the garden (heavy pruning and heavy clearing away actually) meant that time and energy were in short supply. But better late than never, eh?
And I’ve got all in a muddle about this week’s choice of music too. Earlier in the week, I read in the Guardian of the death of David Fanshawe, the composer and musicologist. Cue a post on Missa Luba. Only David Fanshawe did not write / record Missa Luba. His work that I was muddling up with Missa Luba was African Sanctus which is not in my record collection. No matter, I’ll post Missa Luba anyway.
My cd of Missa Luba was given to me as a present. I was a little ungrateful on receiving it as, at first, I wasn’t that keen on the music. It seemed too clean and wholesome; I tend to like my African music to have a few more rough edges. But, by virtue of the shuffle play in my computer’s music player (name check Banshee), I have heard it a lot recently and appreciate it much more.
The track I’m posting for you is Sanctus which I first heard on the Soundtrack to Lindsay Anderson’s film if….. Read the Wikipedia article for more on this piece of music and the many and varied films that have used it in their soundtracks.