Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Agnus Dei. Samuel Barber.

This little lamb was on 
the Film Set of "The Passion of the Christ",
the Film of Christ's Last Twelve Hours, Directed by Mel Gibson.
Illustration: PINTEREST

"Agnus Dei"
(Lamb of God).
Adagio for Strings.
By Samuel Barber.
Available on YouTube at

Samuel Barber.
Photo: 11 December 1944.
Photographer: Carl Van Vechten.
This image is available from The United States' Library of Congress's
Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID van.5a51697.
Author: Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964).
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia.

Samuel Osmond Barber II (9 March 1910 – 23 January 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the
20th-Century: music critic Donal Henahan stated that "Probably no other American composer
has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent, and such long-lasting, acclaim."

His Adagio for Strings (1936) has earned a permanent place in the concert repertory of orchestras. He was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Music twice: for his opera Vanessa (1956–1957) and for the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1962). Also widely performed is his Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947), a setting for soprano and orchestra of a prose text by James Agee. At the time of his death, nearly all of his compositions had been recorded.

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