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St. John of the Cross: Volume II

St. John of the Cross: Volume II

The Spanish mystic and Carmelite friar and priest, John of the Cross was known for his writing His poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered one of the highpoints in Spanish literature. Two of his poems — the “Spiritual Canticle” and the “Dark Night of the Soul” — are widely considered masterpieces of Spanish poetry, both for their formal stylistic point of view and their rich symbolism and imagery. In this recording of the English translation of his poetry, American actor (The Manchurian Candidate) Khigh Dhiegh reads 11 of St. John of the Cross’s poems including “Spiritual Canticle” and “Dark Night of the Soul.” The liner notes include the original Spanish poems and their English translation.

Track Listing

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Deep Rapture - Entreme donde no supe Khigh Dhiegh 2:44
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102
Romance (I - IX) Khigh Dhiegh 12:46
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103
Ballad of Babylon - Super flumina Babylonis Khigh Dhiegh 3:43
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104
Madrigal - Un pastorcico Khigh Dhiegh 1:44
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Song of the Soul - Aunque es de noche / Hunter's Quest - Por toda la hermosura Khigh Dhiegh 3:17
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Capsule of Perfection - Suma de la perfección / Of Falconry - Tras de un amoroso lance Khigh Dhiegh 2:13
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202
Dark Night - En una nocha oscura Khigh Dhiegh 2:11
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Spiritual Canticle - Canciones entre el alma y el Esposo Khigh Dhiegh 9:21
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204
Without and With Mainstay - Sin arrimo y con arrimo Khigh Dhiegh 1:42
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205
Living Flame of Love - Oh llama de amor viva Khigh Dhiegh 1:29
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Life no Life - Que muero porque no muero Khigh Dhiegh 3:42

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