Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Music for Solemnity of the Assumption

MAGNIFICAT by austin fleming on Grooveshark

To help us prepare for and to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15...

The widget above offers 10 settings for the Magnificat, Mary's canticle of praise when she visited her kinswoman Elizabeth after learning from an angel that she would bear the Christ child into the world.  (Luke 1:46-55)

To help you pray with the musical selections, here's the text of the Magnificat in Latin and in English:
Magnificat anima mea Dominum
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae.
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est
the Almighty has done great things for me,
et sanctum nomen eius.
and holy is his Name.
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies timentibus eum.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo
He has shown the strength of his arm,
dispersit superbos mente cordis sui
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
deposuit potentes de sede
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
et exaltavit humiles.
and has lifted up the lowly.
esurientes implevit bonis
He has filled the hungry with good things,
et divites dimisit inanes.
and the rich he has sent away empty.
Suscepit Israel puerum suum
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
recordatus misericordiae
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros
the promise he made to our fathers,
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.
to Abraham and his children for ever. 

 

 
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