Eelste Meyma’s Mausoleum

Eelste Meyma’s Mausoleum

Anke Brouwer & Carel Kuitenbrouwer
2014-2016

Eelste Meyma’s Mausoleum consists of
Epitaph for Eelste Meyma
Composition Anke Brouwer
for soprano, tenor, violin, recorder, lute & chimes.
(2014)
played by Super Librum, ensemble for medieval music
&
Eelste’s Crypt
Images by Carel fhm Kuitenbrouwer
(2016)

 

Epitaph for Eelste Meyma
The lyrics are by humanist writer & thinker Rudolph Agricola (1444–1485) .
They are a eulogy & epitaph for Eelste Meyma, an influential Frisian woman, who patronised Agricola:
Look, this grave covers Eelste, who belonged to the de Meyma dynasty
now sent to the shadows by cruel death
(…)
She was rich in wealth, owned a house, built with strong walls, extended lands many mornings in size.

The composition is performed by Super Librum, ensemble for Medieval music.
Anke dedicated the piece to her parents in 2014

Eelstes Crypt
is the title of the images which Carel fhm Kuitenbrouwer, made to her composition, when invited to so so by Anke. Eelstes Crypt is based mainly on skycapes, symbolising the ephemeral continuity of human life & geometric shapes, that stand at the same time for the strong & constructive personality of Eelste Meyma as well as for the positive & touching words van Agricola, who says (ao):
More virtuous a woman Frisia has never produced, you see.
(…)
Who ever you may be, who comes here asking for help from the heaven high (…) hera of people & all that’s theirs: what they are & how they are snatched away.

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