Monday, April 11, 2011


Someone sent me a link to this:

It's an homage to this:

I have heard of Scholl, of course, but all the rest is new to me. It is two renditions of "The Cold Song" from Henry Purcell's King Arthur.

This is what they are saying:

What power art thou
Who from below
Hast made me rise
Unwillingly and slow
From beds of everlasting snow

See'st thou not how stiff
And wondrous old
Far unfit to bear the bitter cold

I can scarcely move
Or draw my breath
I can scarcely move
Or draw my breath

Let me, let me,
Let me freeze again
Let me, let me
Freeze again to death
Let me, let me, let me
Freeze again to death...

This is all unbelievably weird and of course cool.

I notice that Scholl has done a whole album of Purcell. There can never be too much Purcell.  I could easily go on a whole Purcell jag.


stray said...

It's a tall order to compete with Klaus.

Natalie said...

And you can never have too much Andreas Scholl. I went to hear a couple of weeks ago and it was the best concert I've ever been to.

Dr.B said...

This song appeared in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. I was so proud of myself to have recognized it.