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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Musical Interlude



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The lyrics are from an oratorio, and they are latin. They have been used by Saint-Saƫns, Bach, and Schubert.
Tollite hostias,
et adorate Dominum
in atrio sancto eius.
Laetentur coeli,
et exultet terra
a facie Domini,
quoniam venit.
Alleluja.
It is a Biblical passage, Psalm 95 (96):9-13.
Bring offerings
and worship the Lord
in His holy habitation.
Let the heavens rejoice
and the earth exult
in the presence of the Lord, for He comes.
Hallelujah.

2 comments:

  1. Worldly old Saint-Saens -- most often a showy, highly theatrical composer -- shows a tender, unexpectedly reverent side to his nature in this work. Just lovely! Thanks.

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