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Misereatur (SATB with divisi. unaccompanied (2014)

A reflective work that was the composer's way of closing the year 2013, and turning to a new page for the year 2014.  

 The work was inspired by a scene of from HBO's television series The Tudors in which the pope began to pronounce a blessing on his onlookers with the following Latin text:

Misereatur vestris Omnipotens Deus,      May the Omnipotent God have mercy on you,

Et dimissis peccatis vestris omnibus,        And forgive you of all your sins,

Perducat vos Jesus Christus                       And may through Jesus Christ

Ad vitam aeternam. Amen.                        Lead you to life eternal. Amen.

Upon further research of the origin and possible authenticity, I discovered that the text came from a collection of Apostolic blessings called "Ubis et Orbis" that is indeed used by the Roman pontiff on certain solemn occasions before he address the people from the balcony of Vatican city.

Composed for the Northern Caribbean University Chamber Chorus under the directorship of Dr. Andrew Marshall.  

Duration: approx. 5-6 mins.

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