Saturday, August 01, 2009

Favorite Song

We did my favorite song of the whole batch today. It's an Easter song that we've been singing since I entered the convent. In English, the lyrics are quaint: "Meet it is to make merrie; Jesus will our solace be. Alleluia." But the Latin lyrics we have are about the harrowing of hell! And, where Latin usually has a kind of sonorous quality to it, this one has short lines with a strong rhyme and rhythm that give it a lot of punch. The effect is fantastic (at least to my ears!):

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I would offer a rough translation, but anyway, it's the harrowing of hell. You get the idea.

1 comment:

Charity Therese said...

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to hear the song when the CD's available!