George de La Hèle
George de La Hèle was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance active in the Habsburg chapels of Spain and the Low Countries. Among his surviving music is a book of eight masses, some for as many as eight voices. While he was a prolific composer during his time in Spain, much of his music was destroyed in 1734 in the burning of the chapel library in Madrid. La Hèle was born in Antwerp, received his musical training both there and at Soignies, he spent his teenage years as a choirboy in Madrid, in the chapel of Philip II led by Pierre de Manchicourt, another northern composer who spent much of his career in Spain. After singing as a choirboy for several years, in the late 1560s La Hèle went to study at the University of Alcalá, in 1570 returned north, enrolling at the University of Leuven. While his course of study has not been documented, it is presumed, he seems not to have achieved the priesthood, but rose high enough in the Church hierarchy to be eligible for benefices. In the 1570s La Hèle stayed in the Low Countries, working successively as choirmaster at the cathedrals in Mechelen and Tournai, both centers of music-making.
These were productive years: he wrote the eight masses which Antwerp printer Christopher Plantin published in 1578 as Octo missae, La Hèle's most famous publication. In 1580 La Hèle became maestro di capilla of Philip's royal chapel, by the next year he had gone to Madrid to take the post, as maestro of the capilla flamenca to distinguish from the capilla real, his career there was successful, with acclaimed performances. Shortly before his death, he married; the marriage may have occurred during his final illness, he mentioned only his wife, Madelena Guabaelaraoen, in his will. He died in Madrid. La Hèle's masses, his most considerable surviving compositions, all use the parody technique, each announce the polyphonic model on which they are based in the table of contents of the book; the models include works by Josquin, Cipriano de Rore, Thomas Crecquillon, Lassus. All of the sources are motets. La Hèle was evidently regarded by Philip II, the publication of his masses was an unusually opulent one – but Plantin's business sense was sufficient to require La Hèle himself to buy forty copies of his own book to help with the cost of printing.
The work sold better than expected, as a result many copies of this particular publication survive. Most of La Hèle's other music existed in manuscript copies kept in the library of the Palacio Real, but when the entire complex was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve, 1734, it was all lost; some of the lost music is known from an inventory of 1585, includes motets, Passion settings, mass sections, Lamentations. His entire surviving output – ten compositions – has been published in series 56 of Corpus mensurabilis musicae. Missa Praeter rerum seriem, 1578: Kyrie and Agnus Dei in 2017 album Vecchi Requiem Rubens's funeral and the Antwerp Baroque by Graindelavoix under the direction of Björn Schmelzer. Lavern J. Wagner: "La Hèle, George", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy, Gustave Reese, Music in the Renaissance. New York, W. W. Norton & Co. 1954. ISBN 0-393-09530-4 CMM Corpus mensurabilis musicae volume descriptions and contents
Helle, known as G'n Hèl in Limburgish, is a hamlet in the municipality of Nuth in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands. It is one of Upper Hamlets, of Nuth, it is located between the village of the hamlet Terstraten. The name Helle originates from helde, or hill; this could be hollow ways near the hamlet. South of Helle flows the stream Platsbeek through a varied landscape of forest and puddles. Hoven, Frank van den Op ontdekkingsreis door Zuid-Limburg: Reisgids en naslagwerk voor toeristen en streekbewoners. ISBN 90-803027-6-7, p. 420
The Hill is a stream in the High Fens in east Belgium. The Hill rises near the highest point in Belgium, the Signal de Botrange and empties into the Vesdre at Eupen, 25 kilometres further north; the most important tributaries of the Hill are the Soor. The confluence of the Hill and the Spoorbach is located 10 kilometres further downstream near the village of Herzogenhügel; this village is interesting for geological reasons: in a stone quarry there is the only rock of volcanic origin in East Belgium. The Soor discharges into the Hill at a place called the Black Bridge. During the Roman era the river was a boundary between the administrative regions of Tongeren and Cologne. From the High Middle Ages to 1795 it was the border between the territorial lordships that divided up the region of the High Fens. For example, the border between the Duchy of Limburg and the Duchy of Luxembourg ran here and, further north, in the area of the Herzogenhügel, between Limburg and the Duchy of Jülich. From 1815 to 1919 it divided Prussia from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and its successor state, Belgium.
In 1952 a 1.5-kilometre-long link tunnel was dug between the Hill and the Eupen Weser Reservoir, in order to better regulate the high water demand of the textile industry. For about half its length, the Hill flows through the High Fens-Eifel Nature Park
Helle is a village in the Kragerø municipality of Telemark, located on the north shores of Hellefjorden about 7 km northeast of the city of Kragerø. For the purpose of the Norwegian census the village is combined with its neighbor village to the west and listed as Vadfoss/Helle; as of January 2012, the Vadfoss/Helle area has a population of 1,556 over an area of 1.59 km2, giving it a density of 979 inhabitants per square kilometre. Helle includes the neighborhoods of Sollia, Måneliheia and Skarbo. Lakes in the area include Upper and Lower Strandtjenn, Bastautjenn, Årømyrtjenna and Svarttjenn; the village is connected to the rest of Norway via road by Fylkesvei 363 and 210, via bus by Nettbuss Sør Route 459 and Drangedal Bilruter Route 609. The nearest E-road is the E18. Helle started out as an industrial community when the Helle Bruk sawmill was built in 1580; the sawmill was in continuous operation until 1930. The village was known for its ice harvesting industry, at one point it had three different companies exporting ice from the area.
There was a chains factory in the Skarbo neighborhood with about 45 employees, founded in 1909. It was in continuous operation up until 2005 when the company moved operations to an industrial park on the border of Kragerø and Drangedal just north of the E18. Today, Helle is a residential community, with the exception of a few businesses on Helleveien. In the Sollia neighborhood there is a small wooden church, built in 1994; the church includes a kindergarten, a kitchen, multiple meeting rooms, a chapel with 200 seats. There was a small post office in the village center, but it closed around the turn of the millennium. In 2008, a large new elementary school, was built in the Nordbø neighborhood to replace Årø School and Skarbo School, it houses about 200 students and includes sports facilities such as an artificial turf field
Helle, or Ellie, sometimes called Athamantis, was a character in Greek mythology who figured prominently in the story of Jason and the Argonauts. Phrixus, son of King Athamas of Boiotia and the half-nymph Nephele, along with his twin sister, were hated by their stepmother, Ino. Ino hatched a devious plot to get rid of the twins, roasting all the town's crop seeds so they would not grow; the local farmers, frightened of famine, asked a nearby oracle for assistance. Ino bribed the men sent to the oracle to lie and tell the others that the oracle required the sacrifice of Phrixus. Before he was killed though and Helle were rescued by a flying golden ram sent by Nephele, their natural mother. Helle fell off the ram into the Hellespont and either died or was rescued by Poseidon and turned into a sea-goddess, but Phrixus survived all the way to Colchis, where King Aeetes took him in and treated him kindly, giving Phrixus his daughter, Chalciope, in marriage. In gratitude, Phrixus gave the king the golden fleece of the ram, which Aeetes placed in a consecrated grove, under the care of a sleepless dragon.
With the Greek god Poseidon, Helle was the mother of the giant Almops and Paeon
Helle is a 1972 French film directed by Roger Vadim. The film recorded admissions of 345,984 in France. An angry and embittered army veteran returns from Vietnam to his village, high in the Savoy mountains of France, where he attempts to brutalize those around him. Gwen Welles as Hellé Jean-Claude Bouillon as François de Marceau Didier Haudepin as Fabrice Fournier Maria Mauban as la mère de Fabrice Bruno Pradal as Julien Fournier Robert Hossein as Kleber Maria Schneider as Nicole Diane Vernon as Greta Georges Poujouly Dora Doll Anna Prucnal Hellé on IMDb