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– 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.  


  1. Love Palestrina, Latin, and the Cambridge Singers!!!

  2. I like Gregorian Chants, too.

    God bless.