Friday, June 26, 2009

Memento Mori...

This is probably my favorite Gregorian chant of all time. This is taken from the Requiem Mass.

Translation: Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them
A hymn, O God, becometh Thee in Zion
And a vow shall be paid to thee in Jerusalem
Hear my prayer
All flesh shall come before you

Eternal rest give unto the dead, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon them


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice. A good place to quote the incomparable Pope St. Pius X (writing in his 1903 encyclical "Tra le Sollecitudini"):

"Gregorian Chant has always been regarded as the supreme model for sacred music, so that it is fully legitimate to lay down the following rule: the more closely a composition for church approaches in its movement, inspiration and savor the Gregorian form, the more sacred and liturgical it becomes; and the more out of harmony it is with that supreme model, the less worthy it is of the temple."

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