Like many other psalms, the Miserere
is attributed to King David.
Della Robbia's account of the final hours of Agostino Capponi and Pietro Boscoli, sentenced to death in 1513 as conspirators against the Medici, reveals that the men read the Athanasian Creed (which details Christ's Passion, descent into hell, Resurrection and Last Judgment in a discourse on salvation), contemplated the Miserere
mei Deus, one of the seven penitential psalms, and denial of Peter (Mark 14:66-72), and recited Psalm 69 ('Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul') and, repeatedly, the Credo, intermittently, the brothers of the Compagnia dei Neri sang penitential psalms and, at some point, arranged for a Savonarolan Dominican friar to serve as a spiritual counsellor to the two prisoners and take (or coax) their confessions.
As well as Allegri's famous Miserere
and epic compositions by Handel (Zadok the Priest, and Dixit Dominus), the offerings also include music by Mondonville and Lalande, French composers whom Ex Cathedra have very much adopted as their own.
BONNIE TYLER One of the stars he was thrilled to work with on the album was someone he'd admired for years, Swansea belter Bonnie Tyler who he duetted with on the track Miserere
The eight settings of the penitential psalm Miserere
mei Deus are also indicative of its centrality in the Roman liturgy.
THE STORM The tempest rages wild and high, The waves lift up their voices and cry Fierce answers to the angry sky,-- Miserere
The KIAS Kammerchor and Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin conducted by HansChristoph Rademann here perform the Requiem and Miserere
, both from 1757.
Musica Sacra, based in Southam, specialise in performing lesser known choral works from the 18th to early 20th centuries, and the Prelude To Passiontide concert will feature Albinioni's Adagio for Organ and Strings, Maunder's Olivet to Calvary and the first UK performance with orchestra of Miserere
mei Deus and Christus factus est by Francesco Masciangelo.
A much more theoretically grounded discussion can be found in Theodora Psychoyou's "Les Miserere
de Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Une approche rhetorique" (in Marc-Antoine Charpentier: un musicien retrouve, pp.
It's the feeling I get when Roy Orbison does Running Scared or when I listen to Allegri's Miserere
, when I see any footage of George Best and Maradona.
Music won out and Andrea emerged as a vocal phenomenon in the early 1990s after taking part in auditions held by Italian rock star Zucchero for tenors to make a demo tape with him of the song Miserere
It is based on a 17th century choral work Miserere
Mei by Gregorio Allegri.