Show “Saturday of Light” Karlheinz Stockhausen

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On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019, the Philharmonie de Paris gave Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera “Samstag aus Licht” (“Saturday of Light”, the first part of which took place at the Cité de la Musique, and the second part (Scene 4) took place in the church of Saint-Jacques Saint-Christophe de la Villette.

Maxime Pascal was the musical director and the design of the show.

The libretto of this last scene comes from the book “Greetings of virtues” by Saint Francis of Assisi.

Lodi delle virtù [Salutation of Virtues], Saint Francis of Assisi

Greetings, Queen Wisdom, may the Lord keep you, with your sister, holy and pure Simplicity.

Lady Holy Poverty, may the Lord keep you, with your sister, Holy Humility.

Lady of Charity, may the Lord keep thee, with thy sister, holy obedience.

All of you, holy virtues, may the Lord keep you, from whom you proceed and come.

No man in this world, if he first dies, can possess one of you.

Whoever possesses one and does not hurt others, he possesses them all, and wounds one, possesses none, and wounds them all, and every one of them discourages vices and sins.

Holy Wisdom confuses Satan with all his malices.

Pure and holy Simplicity confuses all wisdom in this world with all wisdom of the flesh.

Holy Poverty confuses all greed with greed and greed and material worries of this world.

Holy Humility confuses the pride and all the vain of this world and all the claims of this world.

Holy Charity confuses all temptations, whether from the devil or the flesh, and all selfish fears.

Holy Obedience confuses every carnal attachment and holds the body mortified to obey the spirit and to obey his brother;

It is she who makes man docile and submissive to any man of this world, not only to men, but to the beasts and the fowls themselves, that they may live freely, as much as the Lord allows them.

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Drop him from the crow, on the court of the church:

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