Parsifal

Motif 37: Benediction

German name: Segenspruch


Musical example: Motif 37 - Benediction
Soundbytes Benediction (ogg format)

This is the melody to which Gurnemanz proclaims, Gesegnet sei, du Reiner durch das Reine! It is derived from the beheaded Redemption motif (#1D). It accompanies the foot-washing, the blessing of Parsifal, his anointing and the baptism of Kundry.

The first phrase of this theme is similar to Tristan's O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe.

References: von Wolzogen ex.22, Newman ex.47, ENO ex.27, Lorenz p.156, Bauer pp.23-4.

© Derrick Everett 1996-2018. This page last updated (better musical example and renamed to simply Benediction) --- Wed 1 Aug 2018 21:05 CET ---