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.