Friday, February 19, 2010

Miserere mei, Deus - Gregorio Allegri

"Have mercy on me, O God"

Around 1630 Gregorio Allegri set music to Psalm 51. It is considered to be one of the finest and most popular examples of renaissance polyphony (puh-lif-uh-nee]. It is often heard on Ash Wednesday, following Shrove Tuesday, marking Christ's return to Jerusalem.
performed by The Sixteen

1 comment:

  1. This was very beautiful. I am not a very musical person so really appreciated your explanations. I loved the picture for your Shrove Tuesday post too. We spent Christmas in the UK 2 years ago and we had a truly beautiful day in Salisbury with some Aussie expat friends. They took us to Stonehenge and we then spent hours at the cathedral. It was the 23rd od December,the choir were practising and the place was breathtakingly beautiful. It was a magical day!

    Best wishes,