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Templar Chant Music
Now, recently I have been super engrossed in this. I realise that it helps me to focus to a huge extent, and it pretty much gets me in a trance.
Before I go on, lemme show everyone what I am talking about
So it just goes like this. Now nothing to do with being religious, but it just somehow seems so spiritual. A calming presence, as though war is looming and you are just peaceful inside. Recently, work has been tough and this seems to be my "war music", how I listened to this and stay calm amidst all the chaos.
But seriously, what on earth is Templar Chant Music?
Templar Chant Music
Ah, so I chance upon a beautiful website while researching for this post, and a bulk of the content is researched from this website. Here is the link.
Apparently, there are 3 chants that are popular amongst the Templar Knights
From the web, this is what it states.
"The Knights loved our Lady tremendously and this song, said to have been composed by various authors such as Hermann of Reichenau, and Bernard of Clairveaux. It was one of their favorites. They felt empowered and emboldened to achieve lots of victories, while under the Virgin’s mantle.
Traditionally sung after compline, the Salve Regina has an interesting legend associated with it:
“Jean l’Hermite dreamt that Bernard of Clairvaux heard the entire hymn sung by heavenly choirs; he then repeated the words to Pope Eugene III. In an extension of this legend, it is reported that Bernard visited the great cathedral of Speyer in 1146. When he entered the cathedral, he reverenced Our Lady’s statue, chanting: “O thou deboner, o thou meke, o thou swete maide Marie.”
Martin Luther found it to be too extravagant where it concerns Mary, but Peter Canisius wrote that “we praise God in Mary, namely, the work that he has done in her, when we turn to her in song.”
However, this type of debate was better left to the theologians. As a Knight Templar, all you knew was that it put fire in your veins and inspired you to fight for your homeland.
The Knights left their homes to go fight in strange lands. They prayed for decisive victories so that there would be peace."
Da Pacem Domine
So apparently, this is way more religious than the others. From the web, this is what it states.
"By a Bull of Pope Nicholas III (12719), Da Pacem Domine (Give Peace O Lord), was ordered to be sung sung at every Mass before the Agnus Dei. Source.>
The text is a 6th or 7th-century hymn based on biblical verses 2 Kings 20:19, 2 Chronicles 20:12,15 and Psalms 72:6–7.
Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris
Quia non est alius
Qui pugnet pro nobis
Nisi tu Deus noster.
Give peace, o Lord, in our time
Because there is no one else
Who will fight for us
If not You, our God."
Crucem Sanctam Subiit
Now, this is the more military one, which I guess fit the bill more. I think, this is more of a military chant before a fight right? So this seems to me to be more appropriate. From the web, this is what it states.
"A military chant sung by the Knights Templar, this chant would have filled your heart with courage and purpose.
Crucem sanctam subiit,
qui infernum confregit,
accinctus est potentia,
surrexit die tertia. Alleluia.
He bore the holy cross
who shattered hell
He was girded with power
He rose on the third day. Alleluia!"
I initially thought this would be something more of a game song, such as Assassin's Creed. But then from the website, it seems that this is something legitimate. Out of all 3, I guess I am more aligned with the last one, Crucem Sanctam Subiit. Music or not, the background I guess aligns with me more. Nevertheless, don't you find this beautiful? There are a backstory to such music, this is so wonderful! I don't know, but this really excites me!
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