Friday, April 18, 2014

Holy Week In Seville, Spain - - El Silencio

Holy week in Seville, Spain, is one of the greatest religious events on Earth. It features an entire week of processions to the cathedral, sponsored by the various churches and religious organizations known as confraternities. Each procession consists of a float carried on the shoulders of volunteers, marchers from the confraternities dressed in robes and hoods (the US Ku Klux Klan got the idea for its robes and hoods from the confraternities), and various others, many accompanied by bands. Each confraternity marches in procession on a particular day of the week. The week's climax arrives on Good Friday at dawn, called La Madruga in Seville.

Here is the confraternity that marches at dawn on Good Friday, El Silencio, named because the procession is made solemnly and with great dignity, without the band noise and boisterousness of other processions:

And here is the music composed for dawn of Good Friday in Seville, La Madruga, by Abel Moreno Gómez:

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Gotta give the Spanish credit, when they do something, they DO SOMETHING ALL THE WAY!