April 18, 2003

Lenten Music

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During this past week, I have been listening to appropriate music: Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and Arvo Part’s Passio (short, of course, for Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Johannes: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John).

Today and tomorrow, I’ll be listening to John Taverner’s Lamentations and Praises, fitting music for Good Friday and Holy Saturday. I realize I quoted these lines last year at this time, but I’ll quote them again:

In a grave they laid You,
O my Life and my Christ;
and the armies of the angels were sore amazed
as they sang the praise of Your submissive love.Right it is indeed, life-bestowing Lord,
to magnify You;
for upon the Cross
were Your most-pure hands outspread,
and the strength of our dread foe
have You destroyed.

Posted by John Barach @ 3:51 pm | Discuss (0)

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