Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Need to Get Into The Feel of Lent? Try This.

Miserere mei, Deus "Have mercy on me, O God" was written by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. It is based on Psalm 51 and was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, for use in the Sistine Chapel during matins, as part of the Tenebrae service on Wednesday and Friday of Holy Week.

I believe it is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed.

Tip o' the hat to Rocco for this version.

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