Friday, March 29, 2013

Music for a Death. . .

In monte Oliveti ad patrem oravit:
Pater si fieri potest transeat a me calix iste.
Spiritus quidem promptus est caro autem infirma.
Fiat voluntas tua.
Verumtamen non sicut ego volo, sed sicut tu vis.
Fiat voluntas tua.

On the Mount of Olives he prayed to his Father:
“Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Let your will be done.
Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will,
Let your will be done.”

By Orlando di Lasso

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Now, THAT is a Tenebrae text. As far as the music goes, I personally prefer the settings by Victoria or Gesualdo.