Thursday, March 09, 2006

Asperges Me

The Asperges Me
Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo, et mundabor: lavabis me, et mundabor: lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.
Ps. Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.
V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.
V. Ostende nobis, Domine, misericordiam tuam.
R. Et salutare tuum da nobis.
V. Domine, exaudi orationem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.
V. Dominus vobiscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Thou shalt sprinkle me, O Lord, with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall become whiter than snow.
Ps. Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning its now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
V. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy.
R. And grant us Thy salvation.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
I'm so glad the day's over and I can now finally take a little rest. =) I've been up till really late for the past few days rushing through essays, going for a concert, having to study for 2 CAs (anatomy and science of music) =) I'm so glad I made it all out still sane =P.
Now onto the concert, it was a really good one - I must add, it was an SSO concert, Familiar Favourites: A Night in Italy, conducted by Lan Shui of course! - he's a wonderful conductor, great for the SSO =).the Rossini piece, The Italian Girl in the Algiers (one of my favourites! besides Beethoven's 9th Symphony of course ..) was well done and it really captured the essence of the whole story behind this composition. Jin Li's Paganini violin concerto ("La Campanella") was great (2 thumbs up!) and I loved the rendition of Resphigi's Fountains of Rome - especially when it came to "The Trevi Fountain at Mid-day" .. across the radiant surface of the water there passes Neptune's chariot drwn by sea-horses and followed by a train of sirens and tritons"... the music really did capture this particular phrase in italics. It was mesmerizing. Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien was nonetheless great it comes to this one little thing.. I WANT to go to ITALY! (but there's a difference between a want and a need =)) and the Vatican of course... to see this great land where many of my favourite saints and composers, for that matter, have come from! =)

St. Maria Goretti =)

her story can be found in Vincit veritas. =)




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