Posts tagged ‘Thomas Tallis’

September 28, 2014

2014-09-28 Notes from the Bench

“In ieiunio et fletu” by Thomas Tallis

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate

Text:

In ieiunio et fletu orabant sacerdotes:

Parce, Domine, parce populo tuo,

et ne des hereditatem tuam in perditionem.

Inter vestibulum et altare plorabant sacerdotes,

dicentes: Parce populo tuo.

Translation:

In fasting and weeping the priests prayed:

Spare, O Lord, spare thy people,

and give not thine inheritance to perdition.

Between the porch and the altar the priests wept,

saying: Spare thy people.

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