Miserere mei

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Miserere mei · Edward Higginbottom

Agnus Dei Volumes 1 & 2

℗ 1996 Erato Disques S.A.

Director: Edward Higginbottom
Engineer: Jacques Doll and Geoff Miles
Choir: New College Choir, Oxford
Engineer: Richard Lee
Remixer: Tim Oldham
Composer: Gregorio Allegri

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💬 Comments on the video

my dad died from covid last month and i've been dwelling into every kind of melancholic song; this one has just been my peaceful refuge.

Author — alexbicak


My 6 year old little boy asks for this every night, we call it the 'secret song' I watch his sweet little face as he falls asleep and feel such a loving ache in my heart as this song plays.

Author — B H


For those who enjoyed this piece, I suggest trying “Hymn of the Cherubim” (Tchaikovsky).

Author — Ivan L.I


For family reasons beyond my control I am in Verdun in Eastern France rather than home in Toronto. To relieve the stress of a complicated situation I take refuge in the local cathedral (construction begun in 992) which because of the pandemic is empty a lot of the time. I go there with my tablet and speaker and play this version of the Miserere in the 14th century gothic east choir. It echoes from the cavernous stone vaults throughout the huge (104 meters long) building. In this context, it is a work of transcendent beauty. Other favorites are Pergolesis’ Stabat Mater, Perotins’ Viderunt Omnes and Monteverdis’ Vespers of the Virgin.

Author — michel pellerin


When I was a little girl, about 6, I would put this on the record player when my parents were out. It is nice to hear it without the scratches. Thank you.

Author — Sarah Beswick


"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul. " What beautiful words by Plato.

Author — Jeff wollberg


This reminds me of some years baack, visiting Londonn again after years, I was
downtown one night, and wndered into St. Paul's Cathedral just in time for
evensong, the Sunday Evening Service. The huge cathedral was lit by 10, 000 candles
and in the distance, a choir chanted softly. It was unreal! You could feel God

Author — joboy


I was getting used to thinking the human voice is unesessary for great music. Then I hear this. What a feeling.

Author — keep it


There is seriously something wrong with a person to not like this, religious or not.

Author — LouciousDark



Miserere (full title: Miserere mei, Deus, Latin for "Have mercy on me, O God") is a setting of Psalm 51 by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. It was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for the exclusive use of the Sistine Chapel during the Tenebrae services of Holy Week, and its mystique was increased by unwritten performance traditions and ornamentation. It is written for two choirs, of five and four voices respectively, singing alternately and joining to sing the ending in 9-part polyphony.

Author — C Murray


Regardless of what Religion you follow, this is absolutely beautiful Hymn, it transcends straight to one spirit/ soul. Love and Peace from a Sikh Brother 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Author — ranbir singh


This is one of most musically stunning piece ever written. But even more beautiful is the text of the song, Psalm 51. This is the Psalm a broken hearted King David wrote to God crying out for forgiveness after he was confronted with his sin by the Prophet Nathen. Anyone who has sinned and realized the horror of the evil they have done can identify with this Psalm.
It is my most prayed Psalm. Happily, God is not part of cancel culture.
Lamentations 3:23
God’s Mercies are new every morning.

Author — Maureen Tuohy


Beauty is an objective value. This is beauty.

Author — Gabriele


Alex: I am sadden to hear about your father's passing. Having been through the loss of a loved one, I can appreciate your pain. Wise of you to listen to music that soothes your heavy heart. May I also recommend music that little by little uplifts you. Take care.

Author — 37RR


Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam

Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum, dele iniquitatem mean

Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea: et a peccato meo munda me

Quoniam iniquitatem mean ego cognosco: et peccatum meum contra me est semper

Tibi soli peccavi et malum, coram te feci: ut justificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum judicaris

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum : et in peccatis concepit me mater mea

Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti : incerta et occula sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi

Asperges me hyssopo, et mundabor : lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor

Auditui meo dabis gaudium et laetitiam, et exsultabunt ossa humiliata

Averte faciem tuam a peccatis meis : et omnes iniquitates meas dele

Cor mundum crea in me, Deus : et spiritum rectum innova in visceribus meis

Ne projicias me a facie tua : et spiritum sanctum tuum ne auferas a me

Redde mihi laetitiam salutaris tui : et spiritu principali confirma me

Docebo iniquos vias tuas : et impii ad te convertentur

Libera me de sanguinibus, Deus, Deus salutis meae : et exsultabit lingua mea justitiam tuam

Domine, labia mea aperies : et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam

Quoniam si voluisses sacrificium, dedissem utique : holocaustis non dedectaberis

Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus : cor contritum et humiliatum, Deus, non despicies

Benigne fac, Domine, in bona voluntate tua Sion : ut ædificentur muri Jerusalem

unc acceptabis sacrificium justitiae, oblationes et holocausta: tunc imponent super altare tuum vitulos


Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness

In your great tenderness wipe away my faults;

Wash me clean of my guilt, purify me from my sin

For I am well aware of my faults, I have my sin constantly in mind

Having sinned against none other than you, having done what you regard as wrong. You are just when you pass sentence on me, blameless when you give judgment

You know I was born guilty, a sinner from the moment of conception

Yet, since you love sincerity of heart, teach me the secrets of wisdom

Purify me with hyssop until I am clean; wash me until I am whiter than snow

Instill some joy and gladness into me, let the bones you have crushed rejoice again

Hide your face from my sins, wipe out all my guilt

God, create a clean heart in me, put into me a new and constant spirit

Do not banish me from your presence, do not deprive me of your holy spirit

Be my saviour again, renew my joy, keep my spirit steady and willing;

And I shall teach transgressors the way to you, and to you the sinners will return

Save me from death, God my saviour, and my tongue will acclaim your righteousness;

Lord, open my lips, and my mouoth will speak out your praise

Sacrifice gives you no pleasure, were I to offer holocaust, you would not have it

My sacrifice is this broken spirit, you will not scorn this crushed and broken heart

Show your favour graciously to Zion, rebuild the walls of Jerusalem

Then there will be proper sacrifice to please you - holocaust and whole oblation - and young bulls to be offered on your altar

Author — Young- mi


Have mercy on me oh Lord, a sinner. Have mercy on my family, the Holy Catholic Church, my friends, the whole world.. Amen !!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Author — Myrna Leon


This scourge of a pandemic which we now suffer is surely not your work, Lord.
It may be ours.
This music is the work of one of us.
Help us, Lord, to find a way out of this misery.
Miserere Nobis.
Dona Nobis Pacem.

Author — Phillip Gabrielli


This is the way Catholic High Masses used to sound in Latin.

Author — Nancy Desch


i love those moments when you let an autogenerated playlist go for a while, letting the mood seep in, sinking into the background, and then something new comes along and enchants you out of nowhere

Author — Entraya Crosshill


I enjoy this version more and more as I listen to other renditions. Well done!

Author — Aldebaran