Monday, September 14, 2015

Have Mercy

Today's music is in honor of this event:

First Sistine Chapel recording permitted by Pope Francis

I'm not Catholic and I don't understand the Latin, but Gregorio Allegri's Miserere ("Have Mercy") brings tears to my eyes anyway. The composition was written in the 1600s to be sung by the Papal choir in the Sistine Chapel.

The new recording won't be available for purchase until Sept. 25th, but here's a 1980 recording by the Tallis Scholars:


Irene Latham said...

So so powerful. Fills me and empties me at the same time. THANK YOU, my poet-priestess-friend-healer-guide! xo

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I feel much calmer now after that 12 minutes and 21 seconds. My soul thanks you, Tabatha.