Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ancient Chant

From Fr. Tim Finigan:

"I thought I had better leave it a day or so before posting yet another piece of ancient chant. Today we have Alleluia Dies Sanctificatus, sung by the Ensemble Organum, directed by Marcel Peres. Here is the text and translation:
Dies sanctificatus illuxit nobis
venite gentes, et adorate Dominum
qui hodie descendit lux magna super terram.

The sanctified day has shone upon us:
come, peoples and adore the Lord
who today came down, the great light upon the earth.
This is billed as chant from the particular Churches of Rome in the 7th century..."

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