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January 20, 2013

2013-01-20 Notes from the Bench

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James Gerber, Music Associate

“Agnus Dei: Phoenix” by Ola Gjeilo

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

For centuries this Latin text, or its equivalent translations, has accompanied the liturgical action of the Fraction, the breaking of the bread, and since has come to be associated with the distribution of Communion.  These words have inspired the countless composers; the abundance of musical settings available is the result of their work.  Today, our choir will present a setting by Ola Gjeilo.


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