Monthly Archives: July 2023

Carl Nielsen



The link below will take you to all my posts on Carl Nielsen, the Danish composer.

My experience of Nielsen and enthusiasm for his works — such is the case with me — comes from his vocal works.

I realize that I have attained considerable knowledge about him over the years and that my posts about him represent an impressive assemblage.


— Roger W. Smith

July 2023

a Huron prayer


relation of Jérôme Lalemant, S.J.

May 19, 1941


The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries In New France 1610-1791, Vol. XXI; Quebec and Hurons: 1641-1642, edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites

Huron prayer

Posted here (PDF above) is an excerpt from Lalemant’s relation. It consists of a prayer in the Huron (aka Wyandot) language spoken by Joseph Chihwatenhwa, a Wyandot (Huron) convert in La Conception, the name of a mission established in 1634 by the Jesuits in the village of Ossossane, which was located on the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.

Jérôme Lalemant, S.J. (b. Paris 1593; d. Quebec City, January 26, 1673) was a French Jesuit priest who was a leader of the Jesuit mission in New France.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   July 2023