Monday, July 06, 2009

Domine Iesu; the MP3

I finished demoing a piece for a Lent service next year, Domine Iesu.

This is the first religious piece I've written specifically for a mass in Latin. Latin confounds some ears, so here are the lyrics translated:

Domine Iesu, Christe fili dei,
Miserere mei, peccatoris
Kyrie eleison,
Christe eleison
Miserere, Domine
Domine Iesu, Amen.

and the English translation:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Have mercy on me, the sinner
Lord have mercy,
Christ have mercy
Have mercy, Oh Lord
Lord Jesus, Amen

The first two lines are known as the Jesus Prayer from Egypt originally and later adopted into a Greek tradition according to Wikipedia.

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