Easter Morning in Germany

Easter in GermanyEaster morning in Fulda, a city in Central Germany. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet. In the old days, and even now in certain parts of the city, you might be visited by celebrants with a noise maker called a klopper. Turn a handle on the klopper and its wooden hammers hit a sounding board. The player would sing a song and, like trick-or-treaters on Halloween, ask for a donation. ambience: percussive sound of klopper and songLater on, a more pleasing sound permeates throughout the city, the bells of Fulda cathedral.Ambience: Cathedral BellsInside the cathedral, Easter mass is celebrated with a choir and a full orchestra of world class musicians.Ambience: Church choir and orchestraCelebrating Easter in Germany – with thanks to klopper maker Manfred Roth, professor Hans Werner and the orchestra and choir of Fulda Cathedral. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Easter Morning in Germany

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Air Date:04/02/2018
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Easter in GermanyEaster morning in Fulda, a city in Central Germany. I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet. In the old days, and even now in certain parts of the city, you might be visited by celebrants with a noise maker called a klopper. Turn a handle on the klopper and its wooden hammers hit a sounding board. The player would sing a song and, like trick-or-treaters on Halloween, ask for a donation. ambience: percussive sound of klopper and songLater on, a more pleasing sound permeates throughout the city, the bells of Fulda cathedral.Ambience: Cathedral BellsInside the cathedral, Easter mass is celebrated with a choir and a full orchestra of world class musicians.Ambience: Church choir and orchestraCelebrating Easter in Germany - with thanks to klopper maker Manfred Roth, professor Hans Werner and the orchestra and choir of Fulda Cathedral. I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.