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Dies Irae (The Day of Wrath)

This song was created for Game of Bands round 222 : "Steal From Public Domain Classical Music"


Music adapted from Der Holle Roche from Mozart's The Magic Flute
Libretto from Dies Irae
Dies iræ, dies illa,
Solvet sæclum in favílla:
Teste David cum Sibýlla.

Quantus tremor est futúrus,
Quando Iudex est ventúrus,
Cuncta stricte discussúrus!

Tuba, mirum spargens sonum
Per sepúlchra regionum,
Coget omnes ante thronum.

Mors stupébit, et natúra,
Cum resúrget creatura,
Iudicánti responsura.

Recordáre, Iesu pie,
Quod sum causa tuæ viæ:
Ne me perdas illa die.

Salva me!
English translation:
The day of wrath, that day,
Will dissolve the world in ashes:
David being witness along with the Sibyl.

How great will be the quaking,
when the Judge is about to come,
strictly investigating all things!

The trumpet, scattering a wondrous sound
through the sepulchres of the regions,
will summon all before the throne.

Death and nature will marvel,
when the creature will rise again,
to respond to the Judge.

Remember, merciful Jesus,
that I am the cause of Thy journey:
lest Thou lose me in that day.

Save me!


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