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Sunday Music & Samuel Barber & Agnus Dei

I didn’t know this had been redone as sacred music.

Samuel Barber’s Adagio for strings (1938) set by Barber to the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) of the mass (in 1967). Performed by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, directed by Richard Marlowe. Among other things, the instrumental version was theme music for Oliver Stone’s movie Platoon.

Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tolis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of world, grant us peace.

wdydfae will be away from the computer for a while. I wish my tiny population of readers and well wishers well in the meantime!

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