Musical offering for Good Friday

Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) composed his Miserere mei, Deus—a polychoral setting of Psalm 51—to be sung in the Sistine Chapel on Holy Wednesday and Good Friday of Holy Week. 

8 Responses to Musical offering for Good Friday

  1. colonialist says:

    Simply, wow. That lead soprano is superb, with a voice to compete with any choirboy. Good-looking, too. The whole piece is nothing short of inspiring.

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  2. The austere repurposed-factory look of the setting and the contrast of blue light (on the background) with warm light (on the singers) are perfect visual complements to a superb performance of a superb piece.

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  3. Beautiful. —- Suzanne

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  4. V.M.Sang says:

    Wow. Shivers are going down my back and tears springing to my eyes at the beauty of that music.
    I didn’t hear it on Good Friday as I was very busy, but I’m so glad I’ve heard it now. And yes, the soprano is wonderful. I don’t always like the soprano voice. I think it can be screechy, but hers is melodious and sounds like velvet would sound if it sung.

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