Saturday, 26 December 2015

Second Christmas Day

Aafje Heynis died in december 2015, 91 years old. Her unique voice was quiet already for so long, and now forever. I loved the alto voice, bereft of any mannerisms, humble, honest, deep.



A Dutch woman, painfully shy, with a golden voice.  According to Ms. Heynis the sheer essence of singing was to render the voice of her soul: "I was the song, as I was singing."

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful song and story, Han.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. You are very welcome Cat, I love the song and her voice.

      Han

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  2. I too love her beautiful alt voice. Thanks, Han.

    appy

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    1. Another admirer, how wonderful Appy. She was such a wonderful woman.

      Han

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  3. One of my favorites....this version is magnificent...
    hugs abby

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    1. It is isn't it? It touches your heart and soul...

      Han

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  4. Beautiful alt..

    Thank you, Han.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. She was Mona Lisa, it's such a pity she stopped so early in her career. But we can still remember her with the recordings she left us.

      Han

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