Sadeness

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Sadeness (Part I)” is a song by German musical project Enigma. The song was released in November 1990 as the first of four singles from the its first album, MCMXC a.D. (1990). It became an international hit, reaching number one in 24 countries. A sequel to the song, “Sadeness (Part II)” featuring Anggun, was released on Enigma’s eighth studio album, The Fall of a Rebel Angel (2016).

This song offers an interesting contrast of languages – the sacred language of the church, Latin, and the sensual French. This song is not only about Marquis De Sade, but about love and sex, the soul and the flesh. It offers a view into the period of time De Sade lived in, when sexuality was considered an affront to God, since the Church believed it denied the soul. De Sade took that stance to the extreme, denying anything higher than sexual pleasure as false. So basically this song contrasts the strict, spiritual world of the Church and the debauched, amoral world of de Sade.

“Sadeness” was written by Michael Cretu (under the pseudonym Curly M.C.), Frank Peterson (under the pseudonym F. Gregorian), and Fabrice Cuitad (under the pseudonym David Fairstein). The lyrics are in Latin and French; the Latin text includes a quotation from Psalm 24:7-8. The female French lyrics are whispered by Cretu’s then-wife, Sandra, who at the time of Enigma’s formation had already had hit singles as a solo artist.

The Gregorian vocals were mostly taken from the 1976 album Paschale Mysterium by the German choir Capella Antiqua München with conductor Konrad Ruhland, specifically from their track “Procedamus in pace! (Antiphon)“.

Lyrics

Procedamus in pace
In nomine Christi, Amen

Cum angelis et pueris
Fideles inveniamur

Attollite portas, principes, vestras
Et elevamini, portae aeternales
Et introibit rex gloriae
Qius est iste Rex glorie?

Sade, dis-moi
Sade, donne-moi

Procedamus in pace
In nomine Christi, Amen

Sade, dis-moi
Qu’est-ce que tu vas chercher?
Le bien par le mal
La vertu par le vice
Sade, dis-moi, pourquoi l’évangile a du mal?
Quelle est ta religion, où sont tes fidèles?
Si tu es contre Dieu, tu es contre l’Homme
Sade, es-tu diabolique ou divin?

Sade, dis-moi
Hosanna

Sade, donne-moi
Hosanna

Sade, dis-moi
Hosanna

Sade, donne-moi
Hosanna 
In nomine Christi, Amen
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Autor: QK

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2 comentarios en “Sadeness”

  1. Hola Antton, como no tengo otra forma de contactar contigo y por eso te escribo aquí. Se me olvido pedirte el libro de lectura de ingles que te di como trabajo voluntario. ¿Me puedes decir por favor que día y a que hora se podría recoger? Gracias.

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    1. Hi there, Álvaro!
      Well… I gave you may email at the beginning of the course, you get the “contact” tab on top of the blog… and you have “Instagram”, don’t you?!?
      Ok, your book: for example, tomorrow Monday at noon? Like old far west duels.

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