Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. there will be a free performance of the Requiem in D minor by Gabriel Fauré at Winthrop University's Byrnes Auditorium featuring the Collegiate Choir, the Winthrop Chamber Orchestra, with Shirley Fishburne Organist. Not exactly your typical Holy Week fare, but perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on mortality and the final victory over death.

Here is a Kings College Chapel Choir's 1987 performance of the Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei,


Pie / Jesu / Domine,
merciful / Jesus / Lord

dona / eis / requiem,
give / them / rest

requiem / sempiternam.
rest / eternal

Agnus / Dei, / qui / tollis / peccata / mundi,
lamb / of God / who / removes / the sins / of the world

dona / eis / requiem.
give / them / rest

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Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona eis requiem.

Agnus / Dei, / qui / tollis / peccata / mundi,
lamb / of God / who / removes / the sins / of the world

dona / eis / requiem / sempiternam.
give / them / rest / eternal

Lux / aeterna / luceat / eis, / Domine,
light / eternal / let shine / on them / Lord

cum / sanctis / tuis / in / aeternum,
with / saints / your / for / eternity

quia / pius / es.
for / merciful / you are

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Grant eternal rest to them, Lord,
and let perpetual light shine on them.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful stuff.

    Cheers.

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  2. Indeed. And the Winthrop kids did a good job as well.

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