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Memento homo, V

March 5, 2014

Cantiones Sacrae 1575.previewSOME years ago, we posted a video of Alamire, the English vocal consort, in rehearsal for their recording of William Byrd’s sparkling anthem, Mememto homo. Below, we post the final recording. As we have said before: if this piece does not give you chills, you are not listening.

Text:
Memento homo, quod cines es,
et cinerem reventeris.

Remember, O man, that dust thou art,
and to dust thou shalt return.

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