Christmas Song / Winter Nights

Each Christmas, Nomen Est Omen has a meme song. Ian Anderson’s “Christmas Song” is a constant one in our hall of fame. In 2018 we chose the traditional “Carol of the Bells”, arranged by Al Di Meola, from the album “Winter Nights”.  Speaking of which, between winter nights enjoyed behind a window of a warm […]

All Together Now

Even though the song “All Together Now” is signed by Lennon – McCartney, it was written (only) by Paul. Then, although it had been composed during “Magical Mystery Tour”, it appeared on the soundtrack of “Yellow Submarine”. Finally, written in 1967, the song was sung live by Paul McCartney first time only in 2013. Extrapolating, although Nomen […]

Nomen Est Omen at the Brancoveanu Palace Mogosoaia

The Cultural Center “Brancoveanu Palaces” Mogosoaia is a special place on the cultural map of Romania. Beyond the architecture itself and the collection of carpets, the visual art exhibitions organized in the Palace and the adjacent spaces, the events involving concerts, theater plays, movies, poetry and literature, make the former residence Brancoveanu / Bibescu, one of […]

Women in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, depending on time and region, women held several functions, they could be mother, wife, worker in agriculture or crafts, nun, noble lady, even “fulltime” queen, there where no Salic Law, which offered this right exclusively to men, operated. About the oldest profession in the world there is no sense in developing this […]

Most Beloved Historical Figures in Romania

No matter where in this world, actors who played important historical figures remained in the public consciousness in relation to those roles. On the other hand, the general public associates history to a lesser extent with textbooks or classes at their school and more with seen movies. The importance of choosing the actors, costumes, set design and props […]

The Time for Medieval Festivals

Most medieval festivals in Romania are organized in summer, between late spring and beginning of autumn. There are exceptions, such as a Christmas Medieval Sighisoara, in 1997, or the festival in Mogosoaia, from November 2018 to confine myself to just two examples. Low temperatures coupled with wind take away potential spectators and disturbs seriously the actors. The scorching […]

Nomen Est Omen Rehearseal

To sound at least honorable in concert, it takes much more work than the an outsider can imagine. In a band, individual training is only a necessary, not sufficient for things to get it right. It takes an irrational type of communication, which can be established only when playing together. This is why every musician is both a […]