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Spem in Alium


Music composed by Thomas Tallis

Libretto/text: Sarum rite, respond at Matins after Trinity.

Date of composition: Unknown

Opus/Catalog number: Tudor Church Music, v. VI

Spem in alium nunquam habui, praeter in te, Deus Israel: qui irasceris, et propitius eris. Et omnia peccata hominum in tribulatione dimittis, Domine Deus, Creator caeli et terrae, respice humilitatem nostram.
[Trans.: I have never hoped in any other than you, God of Israel: who will be angry, and favourable. And who dismisses all the sin of people in hardship. Lord God, Creator of heaven and earth, look on our contrition.]

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