We all know by now that Verdi’s Nabucco is loosely based on the Bible, and the deep background of the story is the Babylonian Captivity, the Exile. Upon looking more closely at the libretto of the opera, one can find all of the different forms of prayer that one can actually find in the Bible, prayer-forms that are actually recognized by Biblical scholars. Did Temistocle Solera, the librettist for Verdi’s opera, know the Bible that well? Perhaps, perhaps not. But listen to the examples you’ll find in today’s podcast and make up your own mind. (http://sandiegoopera.libsyn.com/)
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Daily prayer for your mp3 player. (http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/)
Podcast highlight for Episode 96 of Forgotten Classics.
Daily prayer. This podcast is usually about 10 minutes. It begins with music (they use quite a variety from Lady Blacksmith Mogambo to French monks to contemporary worship style), then read from the scripture for the day. They give time for contemplation of this scripture with a series of gently asked questions that invite us to think about it in ways we might not otherwise. (http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/index.htm)
Linked to in episode 37 of Forgotten Classics.