Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tube Tuesday!

Pie Jesu
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona eis requiem
Agnus Dei
Dona eis requiem sempiternam

Merciful Jesus
Who takes away the sins of the world
Grant them rest
Lamb of God
Grant them everlasting rest

Source: Jos van Geffen

When I was in my teens we had a video collection of Webber songs, mostly featuring Sarah Brightman. This one is hauntingly beautiful. I couldn't remember all the words in English, so I looked it up for you. I also discovered that he wrote this around the time of his father's death...so it did not coincide with any war like the video might make you think. The voicing of this is what makes it so gorgeous...with the soprano, boy soprano and choir behind!

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