Genesis 3: 19b [Latin] – [Remember O Man] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Original Latin:

Memento homo, quod cinis es, et in cinerem reverteris.

Ashes imposed on the forehead of a Christian on Ash Wednesday
Ashes imposed on the forehead of a Christian on Ash Wednesday

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“Memento homo,” a 6-voice, sacred motet composed by William Byrd (1539-1623), and first published in Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur, no. 18 (1575)

Performed by Alamire, directed by David Skinner

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Psalm 31: 16-17a [Latin] – Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and save me in thy mercy; O Lord, let me not be confounded, for I have called upon thee.

Original Latin:

Illumina faciem tuam super servum tuum, et salvum me fac in misericordia tua: Domine, non confundar, quoniam invocavi te.

Portrait of Carlo Gesualdo
Portrait of Carlo Gesualdo

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“Illumina faciem tuam,” a 5-voice sacred motet composed by Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613), first published in Sacrae cantiones I, no. 18 (1603)

Psalm 31 Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613): Illumina faciem tuam für fünfstimmig gemischten Chor a cappella

Sung by sirventes berlin

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Psalm 143: 1-2 [German]Hear my prayer,Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

Original German text:

Herr, erhöre mein Gebet, vernimm mein Flehen um deiner Treue willen, erhöre mich um deiner Gerechtigkeit willen, und geh nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht; denn vor dir ist kein Lebendiger gerecht.

The seventh penitential psalm of Martin Luther, translated into German and printed in Wittenberg (1525)
The seventh penitential psalm of Martin Luther, translated into German and printed in Wittenberg (1525) – Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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“Herr, erhöre mein Gebet,” Op. 63, no. 2, for SATB choir, composed by Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider (1786-1853).

Psalm 143: Friedrich Schneider (1786-1853): Herr, erhöre mein Gebet für Chor a cappella

Sung by sirventes berlin, conducted by Stefan Schuck

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Psalm 118: 16,17 [Latin]  The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Hand Gottes [The hand of God] The hand as an isolated motif. Fresco from Sant Climent de Taüll, Catalonia, Spain.
Hand Gottes [The hand of God] The hand as an isolated motif. Fresco from Sant Climent de Taüll, Catalonia, Spain.

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“Dextera Dómini,” Offertory for Holy Thursday and the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, composed by Francesco Feroci (1673-1750)

Dextera Dómini ~Francesco Feroci | TTB a cappella | Maundy Thursday | 3rd Sund after Epiphany

Sung at the Chapel of Ss. Peter and Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, FSSP

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