"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Music Tuesday: Sicut Cervus by Palestrina

I haven’t had a Music Tuesday entry in a while and I came across this wonderful composition by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the 16th century Italian composer.  This is his wonderful arrangement of the opening lines of Psalm 42: “As a deer longs for the flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.”  It is sung in Latin:   

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum,
ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.

The artist in this rendition is the choral group, The Cambridge Singers.