Tuesday, 18 December 2012

O antiphon of the day: O Adonai (Dec 18)





Today's O antiphon for Vespers is O Adonai:

O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel,
qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti,
et ei in Sina legem dedisti:
veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento.
English:

O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

Here it is in Arvo Part's darkly shimmering setting of the German translation:


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