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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Schweitzer noted the difference at the point of the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei between Bach's B minor Mass and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
Kyrie, Panis Vivus, Verbum caro factum est, Hostia Sancta, Tremendum, Dulcissimum Convivium, Viaticum, Pignus, Agnus Dei, Miserere.
The closing Agnus Dei prominently features the `Regina cell' chant at three different points where the voices are exposed and the tune is clearly audible.
Requiem is almost a misnomer since the work consists of only an Introit, Kyrie and a multi-sectioned Sequence, beginning with the Dies Irae and ending with the lacrimosa; missing are the usual Offertory, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and closing Requiem sections.
The soloists worked wonders as a sort of vocal string quartet - no individual arias in this work - soprano Sarah-Jane Brandon and tenor Peter Hoare a little uneven, mezzo Wilke te Brummelstroete and bass Andrew Foster-Williams awe-inspiring in the Agnus Dei.
Agnus Dei gan Robat Arwyn, sy'n wreiddiol o Benygroes, ydy enw'r gn allan o'r sioe Er Hwylio'r Haul.
CLASSICALDIARY TONIGHT Armonico Consort - programme includes Barber's Agnus Dei, Allegri's Miserere Mei: Preston on Stour Church, near Stratford, 7.
Many parishes replace the "Lamb of God" and the "Holy, Holy, Holy" with the Agnus Dei and the Sanctus during the season of Lent.
Barber wrote a choral adaptation of the adagio in 1967 in which he set the words of the Mass' Agnus Dei.
But there was also simplicity, the Agnus Dei taking on the mantle of monastic plainsong, while in the concluding and extended Libera me (Free me), the threat of damnation is all the more sinister for being whispered in contrast to the earlier outright retribution.
Following the Agnus Dei, the program ends with Tye's softly spectacular In Pace, a Lenten response expressing the simple intention to lie down and go to sleep and also expressing, in an almost incidental manner, praise to the Trinity.
Jacqueline Marie Musacchio shows how the magical and devotional intersected in wax Agnus Dei pendants, coral branches, and animal teeth--objects accessible through artefacts and images relating to domestic well-being, particularly that of mothers and infants.