Goodreads members who liked the popol vuh also liked. The name of the father was cuchumaquic and that of the maiden was xquic. Maya and aztec books popol vuh the book of the people. In an effort to make the popol vuh more widely available and reduce nonessential handling of the text, the newberry has worked with ohio state university to.
In paul cronins book of interviews herzog on herzog, the director says he told. Choose from 205 different sets of popol vuh flashcards on quizlet. In many fans hearts, like mine, it is a popol vuh album. Julian cope presents head heritage the book of seth popol vuh. In the nineteenth century a copy of the the popol vuh the book of council surfaced in highland guatemala. In order to come close to herzogs ideas for the music, fricke decided to use the. The popol vuh is the mayan story of the creation and of the hero twins and their victory over the lords of xibalba the underworld. The popol vuh is a sacred maya text which narrates the maya creation myths and describes the early maya dynasties. This was my first introduction to popol vuh and the work of florian fricke. For the piece aguirre, on this album, florian fricke used a mellotronlike instrument called the choirorgan. The power of the legendary opening sequence of herzogs film a breathtaking shot of the conquistadors descending a mountain path, dwarfed by the natural beauty that ultimately consumes them owes as much to popol vuhs music as it does to the directors miseenscsne.
Affenstunde is the debut recording by composer and multiinstrumentalist florian frickes popol vuh, named for the sacred mayan text. The work is divided into a brief preamble and four books. Popol vuh the maya creation myth part 1 of 7 nightfallproject2012. Yet the album is so loved these days, an epic masterpiece from another time existing outside of any referens. In the 16th century, the conquistadors, accompanied by intolerant and fanatical monks, systematically eradicated all traditions and destroyed by fire all the documents of the mayanquiche people. The chilam balam or the book of the divination of the things occult is a collection of books written during the 17th and 18th centuries in the mayan language in mexico.
He was neighbours with popol vuh who also lived at this place for a while in the early 70s. It was issued on the liberty label in germany in 1970 and has been in print, off and on, in europe, japan, and even in the united states sporadically since that time. It is one of the best works of popol vuh and it sticks out due to the choir organ, that one of the kind sound from an instrument well never see or hear from again. As a guestplayer, jimmy jackson plays choirorgan and piano on wolf city, an album recorded in july 1972. Since fricke died in 2001, things have got little better and the popol vuh. I was also interested in hearing the choir organ which is essentially a birotrontype instrument a 1970s. Regardless of the sequence of events, fricke did discover the choirorgan, did. Popol vuh is one among a very few full text books that exists from the mesoamericans cultures. Find books like the popol vuh from the worlds largest community of readers. As mysteriously as it appeared, it disappeared but was available long enough to be copied.
The authors of the alphabetic popol vuh were members of the three lordly lineages that had once ruled the quiche kingdom. Popol vuh biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. The popol vuh is a narrative of the cosmogony, history, and traditions of the kiche maya before the spanish conquest in 1541. Buy and sell music with collectors in the marketplace. Popol vuh the maya creation myth part 1 of 7 youtube. The music, even if it is dark like nosferatu, gets close to the people. Florian fricke piano on track 4, moog synthesizer, choirorgan on tracks. Here we shall write and we shall begin the old stories, 2 the beginning and the origin of all that was done in the town of the quiche, by the tribes of the quiche nation. The definitive edition of the mayan book of the dawn of life and the glories of gods and kings, translated by dennis tedlock new york. The popul vuh, which has been translated as book of the council, book of the community, book of the people, and the sacred book, is the creation account of the quiche mayan people. The opening sequence in the 1972 film aguirre, the wrath of god is the most. What are the most interesting similarities and differences between the popol vuh and the biblical tradition. The soundtrack to werner herzogs acclaimed aguirre is probably popol vuhs simplest, even if that isnt how it sounds.
Download the popol vuh in full text here, english pdf ebook. Popol vuh do not function on an intellectual level, but from an inner heart feeling. Keyboards choirorgan uncredited florian frickewrittenby florian fricke. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Theres literally only a handful of albums in 40 years that feature the birotron or this home made choir organ. Popol vuh emotional enlightenment eclipsed rock magazin. I was also interested in hearing the choir organ which is essentially a birotrontype instrument a 1970s keyboard that plays tape loops for every key. Popol vuh and the choir organ sound in aguirre dreams. I was also interested in hearing the choir organ which is essentially a birotrontype instrument a 1970s keyboard that plays tape loops for. This basically consisted of keyboards which operated tuned tape loops running in parallel with one another. Popol vuh also popol wuj or popul vuh is a text recounting the mythology and history of the k. Popol vuh describes the mayans creation myth, its epic tales of the hero t. With only three musicians, a handful of instruments and one basic theme, they created a stunning album.
The preamble states the intention of the author in writing the work, sets the time period as postconquest, and makes the point that the original work takes a long performance and account to complete the lighting of all the skyearth 63. The maya inherited the atlantean wisdom and based their teachings towards the development of a common feeling of all beings being a single being, synthetizing it on the phrase. The facts are that it was released in 1976 on the italian pdu label as a popol vuh album. The documentary contains part of the improvisationvideo of popol vuh, shot on location, and some footage that has florian fricke in the company of others who lived there. Most of the maya books were destroyed by zealous priests during the colonial era. The popol vuh is sometimes described as the mayan bible. In paul cronins book of interviews herzog on herzog. Florian fricke piano 4, spinet 5, choirorgan 1,3,5,6, moog, arrangements. Surrounded by the stars, greenbubbleraincoatedman, jailhouse frog and deutsch nepal.
They developed a productive working partnership with director werner herzog, contributing scores to films such as aguirre, the wrath of god 1972, nosferatu the vampyre 1979. Download the bible, the holy quran, the mahabharata and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation etc. What did you find to be most surprising about the popol vuh. From 1972 onwards fricke recorded a series of sublime albums inspired by christian. Discover music on discogs, the largest online music database. Track a1 is music from the 1972 werner herzog film aguirre. It was at this time of the wolf city sessions that florian fricke lent his moog synthesizer to amon duul ii, which indirectly led to his discovery of the choir organ through several hubs of associations.
In an effort to make the popol vuh more widely available and reduce nonessential handling of the text, the newberry has worked with ohio state university to make this invaluable text available through this online resource. Fortunately, those tracks are two of frickes finest, in which a choir organ or. Oct 12, 2015 to top that, not even all the tracks from the film were released. Oct 29, 2015 the secret teachings of the popol vuh. The first part talks about the creation of the world and its first inhabitants. The transcendent music of popol vuh perfect sound forever. This is the story of a maiden, the daughter of a lord named cuchumaquic. The popol vuh is a lifeline thrown into the sea of our history by an unknown scholar, at the time of the spanish conquest. Doug larson imports buy prog rock music and rarities free shipping on orders over 10 cds. The popol vuh is the story of creation according to the quiche maya of the region known today as guatemala.
A maiden, then, daughter of a lord heard this story. As gonzalo pizarro leads his army down a steep slope into the valley of a peruvian jungle, popol vuhs theme, played on a choir organ a handbuilt instrument that played tape loops of choir recordings, similar to a mellotron lends an air of holy significance. Other salient facts, however, are that the album contains primarily indian musicians with florian fricke playing only harmonium and organ. The book was written in quiche maya but in the roman alphabet. Even kids who want to get away from the bumboboom find pleasure in popol vuh. Not only was this popol vuhs 1974 personnel lineup but djong yun is nowhere. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. How would you compare the mayan creation story with others with which you are familiar. Aguirre is the seventh album by german band popol vuh. We can hear this instrument in aguirre i and aguirre ii. The secret teachings of the popol vuh adept initiates. Popol ace popol vuh biography founded in oslo, norway in 1972 as popol vuh renamed in 1974 disbanded in 1978 having roots as far back as 1959 with the scavers and later releasing a single arman stumpe dur express, this norwegian quintet that released two albums under the popol vuh moniker a maya mythologyrelated name, until they became aware of a german band using the same name. Nov 21, 2009 popol vuh the maya creation myth part 1 of 7 nightfallproject2012.831 798 506 389 345 80 1060 724 968 1599 348 1474 1485 1122 927 1287 1153 1354 410 1026 1269 862 619 143 584 1438 1066 610 419 1265 1160 11 1000