Friday, March 18, 2011

The EF Introit for Lent II: Reminiscere Miserationum ("Remember Your Mercies")

This is the Extraordinary Form of the Introit for the Second Sunday in Lent; it doesn't agree with the modern list of propers, as noted in the previous post.   (The Gradual and the Communio are different, in fact, too, between the versions.)

The text for this - Psalm 25:6, 3, 22, 1-2, it says - actually makes more sense for Lent.  Here's an mp3, and here's the chant score, both from Renegoupil:

Renegoupil also provides a PDF of all the propers - texts and music both.  That's handy.

Here's a great version of this; the YouTube page says it's from "Gregorian - Oremus."   Not sure exactly what that means; these women sound like professionals, but there's a movement on the recording at the end that doesn't seem to fit a performance.  Well, it's gorgeous, anyway - a different sort of Gregorian singing that I like a lot.

Here's the translation, along with text source, from Renegoupil:
Remember, O Lord, Thy bowels of compassion, and Thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world, lest at any time our enemies rule over us: deliver us, O God of Israel, from all our tribulations.

(Ps. 24:1-2) To Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me be not ashamed.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Here are all of today's chant propers (these are the Ordinary Form chants), sung by the Sao Paulo Benedictines:

Hebdomada secunda quadragesimæ
Introitus: Ps. 26, 8.9 et 1 Tibi dixit cor meum (cum Gloria Patri) (2m59.6s - 2808 kb)
Graduale: Ps. 82, 19. V. 14 Sciant gentes (3m00.8s - 2828 kb) score
Tractus: Ps. 59, 4.6 Commovisti (2m18.1s - 2160 kb) score
Offertorium: Ps. 118, 47.48 Meditabor (1m16.1s - 1192 kb) score
Communio: Mt. 17, 9 Visionem (2m36.4s - 2446 kb) score

Here are links to Chantblog articles about the propers for today:



wrtlx said...

Thank you very much for posting this wonderful youtube vid of Reminiscere.
God bless you

bls said...

Thanks for coming by! It's a beautiful version, I agree.

Blessings -


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