Illumina faciem tuam [Make thy face to shine] (Psalm 31: 16-17a) – Carlo Gesualdo

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


“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

Free sheet music available at Choral Public Domain Library

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