Domingo - 4 Madrigals For Lilith

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Madrigal Definition: a part-song for several voices, especially one of the Renaissance period, typically arranged in elaborate counterpoint and without instrumental accompaniment. Originally used of a genre of 14th-century Italian songs, the term now usually refers to English or Italian songs of the late 16th and early 17th c., in a free style strongly influenced by the text.

Lilith: In Jewish folklore, Mother of all evil, a female demon. In rabbinic literature she is depicted either as Adam's first wife or as the mother of his demonic offspring after he separated from Eve outside Paradise The evil that Lilith directed against children could be counteracted by wearing an amulet bearing the names of the three angels who opposed her. A cult associated with Lilith survived into the 7th century AD.

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I.
She is our mother, she is mother, maid and crone

II.
When the moon is full we will cast our circle.
And dance in the blood of the innocent.

III.
She is the vessel from which all things spring forth”
She is the first and the last she will reign for evermore

IV.
Affirmation: "Black Moon, Lilith, Mother darkest,
Who forms the hellish mire, Who wakens the darkest of souls and makes the dead conspire.

V.
Amen

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from SpinTunes #10: Round 2, released February 3, 2015

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