Agnus Dei


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Agnus Dei

(ăg`nəs dē`ī, än`yo͝os dā`ē) [Lat.], the Lamb of God, i.e., Jesus. The lamb of the PassoverPassover,
in Judaism, one of the most important and elaborate of religious festivals. Its celebration begins on the evening of the 14th of Nisan (first month of the religious calendar, corresponding to March–April) and lasts seven days in Israel, eight days in the Diaspora
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 sacrifice is said to prefigure the crucifixion. Isaiah calls the expected Messiah the Lamb of God, and Jesus is met by John the Baptist with the words, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world." In the MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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 the Agnus Dei, or Lamb of God, is said or sung while the communion bread is being broken for distribution. It is usually the final movement of choral masses. In Anglican worship it is sung during communion. In iconography a lamb with halo and cross is called an Agnus Dei.

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Any image or representation of a lamb as emblematic of Christ, esp. such a

Agnus Dei

lamb of god. [Christian Tradition: Brewer Dictionary, 17]
See: Christ
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The movements include Requiem, Kyrie, Dies Irae, Quid Sum Miser, Rex Tremenclae, Quaerens Me, Lacrymosa, Offertoire, Hostia, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Libera Me, and In Paradisum.
The Mass moves moves from the plea for mercy in the Kyrie to the praise and thanksgiving of God the Holy Trinity for the gift of forgiveness in the Gloria to the confession of faith in the Credo to the worship and adoration of God in the Sanctus to the gift of peace in the Agnus Dei.
In the Requiem's final section, the Agnus Dei, Berlioz enlists a solo tenor.
COULD any readers help me trace the tape or CD called Agnus Dei, sung by the choir of New College, Oxford?
He advocated "ritualism" - a blend of Catholic and C of E practices, and was prosecuted for using eucharist candles, wafer bread in Holy Communion and allowing Agnus Dei to be sung - all forbidden by the bishop.
The ensemble presented the same pieces of sacred music by Jan Dismas Zelenka and Frantisek lgnac Antonin Tuma that are included on the CD--Zelenka's Marian antiphons Sub tuum praesidium 1-111 ZWV 157 and Sanctus et Agnus Dei ZWV 34 and ZWV 36, alongside Tina's Stabat mater in G minor.
And what makes me feel both proud and curiously wistful at the same time, my two boys can sing many of the old Latin prayers: the Sanctus, Agnus Dei, and even the Pater Noster--something I never learned how to do.
Daniele Rosina conducted a full-blooded performance, urging everyone on for the exciting outbursts, and coaxing some gentle and sensitive playing and singing in the Agnus Dei.
30pm and feature Victoria's Mass O Quam Gloriosum with motets by Byrd, Lassus, Gibbons and William Harris, plus Barber's Agnus Dei and Sir John Tavener's work written for Durham Cathedral, Ikon of St Cuthbert.
The concert will include a specially-commissioned Agnus Dei by Alan Simmons and the debut of The Minors of Alcester Male Voice Choir, made up of sons and grandsons of choir members.
And when this large chorus was required to sing quietly, it did: the Agnus Dei was especially moving.
By the time she was working on the Agnus Dei she discovered that "the experience of writing the poem--that long swim through waters of unknown depth--had been also a conversion process.