The Cloisters, Moissac Abbey. December 1877. Photographer: Séraphin-Médéric Mieusement (1840-1905). Licence Ouverte. Wikimedia Commons.

14 Aug 2022

The Vigil Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, 14 August.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

The Vigil of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
   14 August.

Violet Vestments.


English: The Assumption of The Virgin Mary.
Deutsch: Maria Himmelfahrt.
Hochaltar für St. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venedig.
Français: L'Assomption de la Vierge.
Artist: Titian (1490–1576).
Date: 1516-1518.
dei FrariVenice, Italy.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project:
10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202.
Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The Epistle, for The Vigil Of The Assumption of 
The Blessed Virgin Mary, is “Ego quasi vitis”, (taken from
The Book of Wisdom) from The Feast of
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July).

As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odour,

And my flowers are the fruit of honour and riches.

I am the mother of fair love,

And of fear,

And of knowledge,

And of Holy Hope.

In me, is all Grace of The Way and of The Truth,

In me, is all Hope of Life and Virtue.

Come over to me,

All ye that desire me,

And be filled with my fruits;

For my spirit is sweet above honey,

And my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb.

My memory is unto everlasting generations.

They that eat me, shall yet hunger;

And they that drink me, shall yet thirst.

He that hearkeneth to me shall not be confounded,

And they that work by me shall not sin.

They that explain me shall have life everlasting.


Christ, after having lain for only three days in the tomb, rose again and ascended into Heaven.

Likewise, the death of The Virgin resembled, rather, a short sleep. Hence, it was called “Dormitio” (Dormition), and before corruption could defile her body, God restored her to life and Glorified her in Heaven.

These three privileges are celebrated by The Feast of The Assumption, which follows logically from the privilege of The Immaculate Conception and the privilege of The Mystery of The Incarnation.

For sin never having defiled the Soul of Mary, it was right that her body, in which The Word had become Incarnate, should not be tainted by the corruption of the tomb.

Mass: Vultum tuum.
Commemoration: Saint Eusebius.
The Gloria is not said.
Preface: Common Preface.

Time After Pentecost (Part Two). Historical Note.



Altar Frontal (Antependium)
designed by Charles Eamer Kempe.
Illustration: MEDIEVAL CHURCH ART


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Illustrations: Zephyrinus,
unless stated otherwise.

Being sent by Our Lord to teach all nations and to Baptise them in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Ghost [Editor: Gospel for Trinity Sunday], the Apostles dispersed throughout the World.

Saint James the Great (Feast 25 July), Saint John’s brother, was the first to give a Martyr’s testimony to Christ by shedding his blood at Jerusalem, under Herod Agrippa I, about 42 A.D.


Shortly after Saint Peter [Editor: The Epistles for the The Second Sunday and The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost are from Saint Peter] was miraculously delivered by an Angel (Feast Day 1 August) and took refuge in the house of Saint Mark (Feast 25 April) the author of the second Gospel.


Altar Frontal (Antependium)
designed by Charles Eamer Kempe.
Illustration: MEDIEVAL CHURCH ART

Saint Peter’s Pontificate in Rome, from his first visit in 42 A.D. until his death in 67 A.D., lasted twenty-five years (Feast 18 January), during which he stayed for some time, about 51 A.D. to 52 A.D., at Antioch (Feast 22 February).

Saint Paul of Tarsus, who was a Convert, probably in 37 A.D. (Feast of The Conversion of Saint Paul 25 January), went to see Saint Peter at Jerusalem and began his missionary journeys in 44 A.D. Having been Consecrated Bishop of Antioch, with Saint Barnabas (Feast 11 June) in the first missionary journey they visited together Cyprus, of which later on Saint Barnabas became Bishop, and Pamphylia, and Pisidia, and Lycaonia.


Returning to Antioch, Paul attended the Council of Jerusalem, over which Peter presided, about 51 A.D. While The Prince of The Apostles was residing at Antioch, Paul began his second voyage, about 52 A.D., goint to Syria and Lycaonia, and, after having been joined by Timothy, traversed Phrygia and Galatia.


It was about this time that The Church at Colosse was Founded. Paul sailed from Troas with Saint Luke (Feast 18 October), the author of The Acts of The Apostles, visiting Macedonia, Philippi, Thessalonica, Athens, and Corinth. Thence, he returned through Ephesus and Cæsarea to Jerusalem, in time for Easter in 54 A.D.


Saint Paul’s third journey led him across Phrygia and Galatia to Ephesus, where he wrote his Epistle to the Galatians and his first Epistle to the Corinthians. He then revisited Macedonia, where he wrote his second Epistle to the Corinthians and, afterwards, Greece.


After following the Adriatic coast as far as Illyria, he again stayed for a time at Corinth. It was there that the Epistle to the Romans was written. Subsequently, Saint Paul returned to Jerusalem for the Feast of Pentecost in 58 A.D.


Having been arrested in the Temple, he was taken to Cæsarea, and, after two years in captivity, having appealed to Cæsar, was sent by ship to Rome, where he arrived about 61 A.D. There he found a Church, perfectly organised by Saint Peter, who had been the first to Preach the Gospel in Rome.

Saint Paul’s trial lasted two years more, during which he wrote his Epistles to the Philippians, the Ephesians, and the Colossians. Having been set free, and intending to go to Jerusalem, he sent in advance, as he had done for the Romans, a Letter known to us as the Epistle to the Hebrews.




“Cantate Domino Canticum Novum”.
Composed by: Claudio Monteverdi.
Available on YouTube at

It was after the first imprisonment of Saint Paul at Rome that the first Epistle of Saint Peter appears to have been written to the provinces evangelised by The Apostle of the Gentiles and where Saint Peter, himself, probably had preached the Faith.


Saint Paul then visited Ephesus, Macedonia, and Crete, where he left Saint Titus (Feast 6 February) as Bishop, to whom he wrote two Epistles. At Corinth, he met Saint Peter and returned with him to Rome.

There, Saint Peter Baptised Saint Nereus and Saint Achilleus (Feast 12 May), who were beheaded. He was then arrested with Saint Paul and confined with him in the Mamertine Prison on Mount Tarpeia, where they converted their gaolers Saint Processus and Saint Martinian (Feast 2 July), who died as Martyrs.

The two Apostles underwent Martyrdom about 67 A.D. The following year, Jerusalem was besieged and, in 70 A.D., it was taken by Titus and the Temple burnt to the ground.

[Editor: The Epistles referred to in this Article are the Epistles read on Sundays After Pentecost.]

PART THREE FOLLOWS.

Saint Eusebius. Confessor. Feast Day 14 August.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Eusebius.
   Confessor.
   Feast Day 14 August.

Double.

White Vestments.


English: The Basilica of Saint Eusebius, Rome.
Français: Eglise de Sant'Eusebio all'Esquillino sur la via Napoleone III à Rome
Photo: April 2009.
Source: Own work.
Attribution: LPLT/Wikimedia Commons.
Author: LPLT
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Eusebius, a Roman Priest, opposed The Arians under the reign of Emperor Constantius. Imprisoned in his room by order of the Emperor, he persevered seven months in Prayer, and fell asleep in The Lord about the middle of the 4th-Century A.D.

He was buried in the Cemetery of Callistus. He has always been very much honoured in Rome. The Station is held in an ancient Church bearing his name on The Friday in The Fourth Week in Lent.

Mass: Justus ut palma.


"The Glory of Saint Eusebius".
Date: 1757.
Current location: Sant'Eusebio, Rome.
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Eusebius of Rome ( 357 A.D.), the Founder of the Church on The Esquiline Hill, in Rome, that bears his name, is listed in The Roman Martyrology as one of the Saints Venerated on 14 August.

The Martyrology of Usuard styles him Confessor at Rome under the Arian Emperor Constantius II and adds that he was buried in the Cemetery of Callistus. Some later Martyrologies call him a Martyr. He is said to have been a Roman patrician and Priest, and is mentioned with distinction in Latin Martyrologies.

The "Acta Eusebii", discovered in 1479 by Mombritius and reproduced by Baluze in his "Miscellanea" (1678–1715), tell the following story: When Pope Liberius was permitted by Constantius II to return to Rome, supposedly at the price of his orthodoxy, by subscribing to the Arian formula of Sirmium, Eusebius, a Priest, an ardent defender of The Nicene Creed, publicly Preached against both Pope and Emperor, branding them as heretics.


When the orthodox party, who supported the Anti-Pope, Felix, were excluded from all the Churches, Eusebius continued to say Mass in his own house. He was arrested and brought before Pope Liberius and Constantius, and boldly reproved Liberius for deserting The Catholic Faith. In consequence, he was placed in a dungeon four feet wide (or was imprisoned in his own house), where he spent his time in Prayer and died after seven months.

His body was buried in the Cemetery of Callistus with the simple inscription: "Eusebio homini Dei". This act of kindness was performed by two Priests, Gregory and Orosius, friends of Eusebius. Gregory was put into the same prison and also died there. He was buried by Orosius, who professes to be the writer of The Acts ["Acta Eusebii"].

It is generally admitted that these "Acts" were a forgery, either entirely or at least in part, and written in the same spirit, if not by the same hand, as the notice on Liberius in The "Liber Pontificalis".

The Bollandists and Tillemont point out some historical difficulties in the narrative, especially the fact that Liberius, Constantius, and Eusebius were never in Rome at the same time.


Constantius visited Rome but once, and remained there for about a month, and Liberius was then still in exile. Some, taking for granted the alleged fall of Liberius, would overcome this difficulty by stating that, at the request of Liberius, who resented the zeal of the Priest, the secular power interfered and imprisoned Eusebius. It is not at all certain whether Eusebius died after the return of Liberius, during his exile, or even much before that period.

Sant'Eusebio, the Basilica-style Church on The Esquiline in Rome, Dedicated to him, is said to have been built on the site of his house. It is mentioned in The Acts of a Council held in Rome under Pope Symmachus in 498 A.D., and was rebuilt by Pope Zacharias.

It is a Titular Church of the Cardinal-Priest and The Station Church for The Friday after The Fourth Sunday in Lent. It once belonged to The Celestines (an Order now extinct); Pope Leo XII gave it to The Jesuits.

The Tridentine Calendar had a Commemoration of Eusebius, after that of the Commemoration of The Vigil of The Feast of The Assumption of Mary on 14 August, on which day the main Liturgy was that of The Feast of Lawrence of Rome, within whose Octave it fell.

The 1920 Typical Edition of The Roman Missal omitted the Celebration on that date of the day within The Octave of Saint Lawrence. The Vigil of The Assumption became the principal Liturgy, with a Commemoration of Eusebius, alone. The 1969 Revision of The Calendar removed the Commemoration of Eusebius, while sanctioning the Celebration of his Feast in the Roman Basilica that bears his name.

13 Aug 2022

A Blast From The Past: “High”. Sung By: Lighthouse Family.



“High”.
Sung by: Lighthouse Family.
Available on YouTube at

Westminster Abbey (Part Five).



Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.
Photo: 17 June 2013.
Source: _DSC5955
Author: dconvertini
(Wikimedia Commons)


Text from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia,
unless stated otherwise.

Henry III rebuilt the Abbey in honour of a Royal Saint, Edward the Confessor, whose relics were placed in a Shrine in the Sanctuary.

Henry III was interred nearby, as were many of the Plantagenet Kings of England, their wives and other relatives. Until the death of George II in 1760, most Kings and Queens were buried in the Abbey, some notable exceptions being Henry VI, Edward IV, Henry VIII and Charles I, who are buried in Saint George’s ChapelWindsor Castle.

Other exceptions include Edward II, buried at Gloucester Cathedral, King John, buried at Worcester Cathedral, Henry IV buried at Canterbury Cathedral, and Richard III, now buried at Leicester Cathedral, and the “de facto” Queen, Lady Jane Grey, buried in the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula, in The Tower of London.


English: Westminster Abbey.
Español: Abadía de Westminster, Londres, Inglaterra.
Photo: 7 August 2014.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diego Delso
(Wikimedia Commons)


More recently, Monarchs have been buried either in Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor, or at Frogmore, to the East of Windsor Castle.[65]

From The Middle Ages, aristocrats were buried inside Chapels, while Monks and other people associated with the Abbey were buried in The Cloisters and other areas.

One of these was Geoffrey Chaucer, who was buried here as he had apartments in the Abbey, where he was employed as Master of The King’s Works.


Tympanum. The Great West Door.
Westminster Abbey.
Photo: 19 June 2006.
Source: From geograph.org.uk
Author: R Sones
(Wikimedia Commons)


Other Poets, Writers, and Musicians, were buried or memorialised around Chaucer, in what became known as Poets’ Corner. Abbey Musicians, such as Henry Purcell, were also buried in their place of work.[66]

Subsequently, it became one of Britain’s most significant honours to be buried or commemorated in the Abbey.[67]

The practice of burying National Figures in the Abbey began under Oliver Cromwell with the burial of Admiral Robert Blake in 1657[68] (although he was subsequently reburied outside).


Flying Buttresses, Westminster Abbey.
Photo: 15 August 2010.
Author: cogdogblog
(Wikimedia Commons)


The practice spread to include Generals, Admirals, Politicians, Doctors, and Scientists, such as Isaac Newton, buried on 4 April 1727, Charles Darwin, buried on 26 April 1882, and Stephen Hawking, ashes interred on 15 June 2018.

Another was William Wilberforce, who led the movement to abolish slavery in The United Kingdom and the Plantations, buried on 3 August 1833. Wilberforce was buried in the North Transept, close to his friend, the former Prime Minister, William Pitt.[69]

During the Early-20th-Century, it became increasingly common to bury cremated remains, rather than coffins, in the Abbey.


Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey.
Artist: Canaletto (1697–1768).
Collection: Private collection
Date: Early-1750s.
This File: 13 April 2009.
User: Rfdarsie
(Wikimedia Commons)


In 1905, the Actor, Sir Henry Irving, was cremated and his ashes buried in Westminster Abbey, thereby becoming the first person ever to be cremated prior to interment at the Abbey.[70]

The majority of interments at the Abbey are of cremated remains, but some burials still take place – Frances Challen, wife of Sebastian Charles, Canon of Westminster, was buried alongside her husband in The South Choir Aisle in 2014.[71]

Members of The Percy Family have a Family Vault, The Northumberland Vault, in Saint Nicholas’s Chapel, within the Abbey.[72]


Ceiling of Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey.
The Fan- and Pendant-Vaulted Ceiling is covered with Stone Tracery. Flags for Members of The Order of The Bath can be seen at the sides.
Photo: 29 May 2021.
Source: Own work.
Author: JRennocks
(Wikimedia Commons)


In the floor, just inside The Great West Door, in the centre of the Nave, is the tomb of The Unknown Warrior, an unidentified British Soldier killed on a European battlefield during The First World War. He was buried in the Abbey on 11 November 1920. This grave is the only one in the Abbey on which it is forbidden to walk.[73]

At The East End of The Lady Chapel is a Memorial Chapel to the Airmen of The Royal Air Force, who were killed in The Second World War. It incorporates a Memorial Window to The Battle of Britain, which replaces an earlier Tudor, Stained-Glass Window, destroyed in the War.[74]

On 6 September 1997, the formal, though not “State”, Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, was held. It was a Royal Ceremonial Funeral, including Royal Pageantry and Anglican Funeral Liturgy.


Cloisters, Westminster Abbey.
Photo: 3 October 2013.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)


A second Public Service was held at the demand of the people. The burial occurred privately, later the same day, on the grounds of her Family Estate, Althorp, on a Private Island.[75]

In 1998, ten vacant Statue Niches on the façade above The Great West Door were filled with representative 20th-Century Christian Martyrs of various denominations.



English: Wedding of HRH Princess Elizabeth and 
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Elizabeth became the tenth Member of The Royal Family to be married in Westminster Abbey.
Nederlands: Collectie / Archief : Fotocollectie Anefo.
Photo: 20 November 1947.
Author: Anefo.
(Wikimedia Commons)


On 9 April 2002, the Ceremonial Funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was held in the Abbey. She was interred in The King George VI Memorial Chapel, at Saint George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, next to her husband, King George VI, who had died fifty years previously.

At the same time, the ashes of the The Queen Mother’s daughter, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, who died on 9 February 2002, were also interred in a Private Family Service.[78]

The Web-Site of Westminster Abbey can be accessed HERE.

PART SIX FOLLOWS.

The Penitential Psalms.



David is depicted giving a Penitential Psalm in this 
1860 woodcut, for “Die Bibel in Bildern”,
Deutsch: Holzschnitt aus "Die Bibel in Bildern".
Français: Gravure en bois pour «Die Bibel in Bildern».
Date: 1860.
Source: Die Bibel in Bildern.
Author: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794–1872).
(Wikimedia Commons)



Miserere Mei, Deus
(Psalm 50).
Sung by: The Tallis Scholars.
Director of Music: Peter Phillips.
Composed by: Allegri.
Available on YouTube at

Septem Psalmi Pænitentiales.
Septem psalmi paenitentiales,
cum Litaniis, dicuntur flexis genibus.
Antiphon: Ne reminiscaris.

Psalmus 50.
(Miserere Mei, Deus).

Miserere mei Deus: secundum magnam misericordiam tuam.
Et secundum multitudinem miserationum tuarum: 
dele iniquitatem meam.
Amplius lava me ab iniquitate mea:
et a peccato meo munda me.

Quoniam iniquitatem meam ego cognosco:
et peccatum meum contra me est semper.
Tibi soli peccavi, et malum coram te feci:
ut iustificeris in sermonibus tuis, et vincas cum iudicaris.

Ecce enim in iniquitatibus conceptus sum:
et in peccatis concepit me mater mea.
Ecce enim veritatem dilexisti:
incerta et occulta sapientiae tuae manifestasti mihi.

Asperges me Domine hyssopo, et mundabor:
lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.
Auditui meo dabis gaudium, et laetitiam:
et exultabunt 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 proicias 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 exultabit lingua mea iustitiam tuam.

Domine labia mea aperies:
et os meum annunciabit laudem tuam.
Quoniam si voluisses, sacrificium dedissem utique:
holocaustis non delectaberis.


Sacrificium Deo spiritus contribulatus:
cor contritum, et humiliatum Deus non despicies.
Benigne fac Domine in bona voluntate tua Sion:
ut aedificentur muri Hierusalem.

Tunc acceptabis sacrificium iustitiae,
oblationes, et holocausta:
tunc inponent super altare tuum vitulos.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper:
et in saecula saeculorum.

Amen.

Alleluia.


The Seven Penitential Psalms.
are to be said, with The Litanies, kneeling.
Antiphon:
Remember not.

Psalm 50.
(Miserere Mei, Deus).

Miserere. The repentance and confession of David after his sin.
The fourth Penitential Psalm.

[1] Unto the end, a psalm of David,
[2] When Nathan the prophet came to him
after he had sinned with Bethsabee.
[3] Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.
And according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies
blot out my iniquity.

[4] Wash me yet more from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin.
[5] For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
[6] To Thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before Thee;

[7] For behold I was conceived in iniquities;
and in sins did my mother conceive me.
[8] For behold Thou hast loved truth:
the uncertain and hidden things of Thy wisdom
thou hast made manifest to me.


[9] Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop,
and I shall be cleansed;
Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
[10] To my hearing Thou shalt give joy and gladness:
and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

[11] Turn away Thy face from my sins,
[12] Create a clean heart in me, O God:
and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

[13] Cast me not away from Thy face;
and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
[14] Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation,
and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.


[15] I will teach the unjust Thy ways;
and the wicked shall be converted to Thee.
[16] Deliver me from blood, O God, Thou God of my salvation:
and my tongue shall extol Thy justice.

[17] O Lord, Thou wilt open my lips:
and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
[18] For if Thou hadst desired sacrifice,
I would indeed have given it:
with burnt offerings Thou wilt not be delighted.

[19] A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit:
a contrite and humbled heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
[20] Deal favourably, O Lord, in Thy good will with Sion;
that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

[21] Then shalt Thou accept the sacrifice of justice,
oblations and whole burnt offerings;
then shall they lay calves upon Thy altar.

Amen.

Alleluia.


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unless stated otherwise.

The Penitential Psalms, or Psalms of Confession, so named in Cassiodorus's commentary of the 6th century A.D., are Psalms 6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, and 142 (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143 in the Hebrew numbering).

Psalm 6 – Domine, ne in furore tuo arguas me. (Pro Octava). (O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation. (For the Octave.))

Psalm 31 (32) – Beati quorum remissæ sunt iniquitates. (Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven.)


Psalm 37 (38) – Domine ne in furore tuo arguas me. (in rememorationem de sabbato). (O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy indignation. (For a remembrance of the Sabbath.))

Psalm 50 (51) – Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam. (Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy.)

Psalm 101 (102) – Domine, exaudi orationem meam, et clamor meus ad te veniat. (O Lord, hear my Prayer, and let my cry come unto Thee.)


Psalm 129 (130) – De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine. (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord.)

Psalm 142 (143) – Domine, exaudi orationem meam: auribus percipe obsecrationem meam in veritate tua. (Hear, O Lord, my prayer: give ear to my supplication in thy truth.)

These Psalms are expressive of sorrow for sin. Four were known as “Penitential Psalms” by Saint Augustine of Hippo in the 5th-Century A.D. Psalm 50 (Miserere) was recited at the close of daily Morning Service in the primitive Church.

Translations of The Penitential Psalms were undertaken by some of the greatest poets in Renaissance England, including Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and Sir Philip Sidney. Before the suppression of The Minor Orders and Tonsure in 1972 by Pope Paul VI, The Seven Penitential Psalms were assigned to new Clerics after having been Tonsured.[1]


Musical Settings.

Perhaps the most famous musical setting of all seven Penitential Psalms is by Orlande de Lassus, with his Psalmi Davidis pœnitentiales of 1584.

There are also settings by Andrea Gabrieli and by Giovanni Croce. The Croce pieces are unique in being settings of Italian sonnet-form translations of The Psalms by Francesco Bembo. These were widely distributed; they were translated into English and published in London as Musica Sacra; and were even translated (back) into Latin and published in Nürnberg as Septem Psalmi pœnitentiales.

William Byrd set all seven Psalms in English versions for three voices in his Songs of Sundrie Natures (1589). Settings of individual Penitential Psalms have been written by many composers.

Well-known settings of The Miserere (Psalm 50/51) include those by Gregorio Allegri and Josquin des Prez; yet another is by Bach. Settings of The De Profundis (Psalm 129/130) include two in The Renaissance Era by Josquin.
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