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2.0 out of 5 stars HIPster Wars - News from the Bach Front - Communiqué 85, 30 Dec 2013
This review is from: Bach: Motets [2011] [SDG: SDG716] (Audio CD)
Over time, mankind has coined any number of deities in an attempt to incarnate the One. A favourite of mine (and it's a recent addition to the canon) is the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose wrath knows no bounds. Other honourable mentions include the various Death-Gods of the Aztecs, athirst for blood; Jesus of the Flaming Tomato (otherwise known as the Sacred Heart) and Thoth, reckoner of times and seasons in Egypt. The list is infinite enough to merge with eternity.

As I listened to Jeggy's survey of Bach's Motets - oh joy - a question came to mind: what sort of deity is being predicated here?

Well, He is rather ethereal if not bloodless . As befits Otherness, humanity is in short supply; for instance, emotions are sinful in His divine presence. He's somewhat impatient. He's not interested in murky, mushy mysticism - well-lit brisk efficiency will do quite nicely, thank you. Time in His presence becomes interminable - which is not to be equated with eternity: such be the exactions of discipleship. Art-wise, He would be symbolised by a stopwatch. Anthropologists might assign the cult to the indigenes of Baffin Island or Novaya Zemlya.

If this deity appeals to you, Jeggy is his prophet. Your quest ends here with Holy Writ.

Rejoice in Dryness!
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Initial post: 19 Apr 2014 11:46:29 BDT
Very erudite. But who is Jeggy? and what's any of this got to do with he recording in question?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2014 21:12:16 BDT
DHR - Jeggy = John Eliot Gardiner.

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 07:23:17 BDT
Catherine L. says:
Were you in an altered state of mind when you wrote this review?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 07:25:42 BDT
Catherine, the Devil made me do it.

best wishes, B

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 08:30:25 BDT
Catherine L. says:
Then I doubt St Peter will be welcoming you in the next phase of your existence.
However, I agree with your review of George Guest's Haydn Harmoniemesse.
Best wishes to Aussieland - great country and people. C

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 09:59:35 BDT
Thanks Catherine for the goodwill. Keep safe, B

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2014 14:13:16 BDT
What a jolly banker you are; wordsmith trickster with all the flare of a hidden snare, hidden from glare to catch the hare. Pity none cares...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2014 03:02:06 BDT
Really? says:
Thinks she is, anyway...
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