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Libera me (1948) Op. 9


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Requiem (Op. 9)


Libera me

Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna, in die illa tremenda:
quando caeli movendi sunt et terra;
dum veneris iudicare saeculum per ignem.
Tremens factus sum ego, et timeo,
dum discussio venerit, atque ventura ira,
quando caeli movendi sunt et terra;
Dies illa, dies irae, calamitatis et miseriae,
dies magna et amara valde,
dum veneris iudicare saeculum per ignem.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Libera me

Deliver me, Lord, from eternal death, on that terrible day:
when the heavens and earth will be shaken;
when you will come to judge the age with fire.
I am made to tremble, and I am afraid,
since trial and anger are coming,
when the heavens and earth will be shaken;
That day, a day of anger, disaster and sorrow,
a mighty day, and one exceedingly bitter,
when you will come to judge the age with fire.
Give them eternal rest, Lord,
and may light perpetual shine upon them.

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Maurice Duruflé was a French composer, organist, and teacher.

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