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Agnus Dei

Composer

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

Arranger

R. Mather

Two Part Choir (SA or TB or ST/AB choir and Solo)
or 2 choirs version

From Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ.

Text

Agnus Dei, qui tollis, pecata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis, pecata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis, pecata mundi, Dona nobis pacem.

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Agnus Dei - Albinoni

Agnus Dei - Albinoni 2 Choirs arr Mather

Created 24-Oct-08

Adagio in G minor for strings and organ is a piece supposedly based on a fragment from a Sonata in G minor by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni which was found amongst the ruins of the old Saxon State Library, Dresden, after it was firebombed by the Allies during World War II.

The piece was repeatedly used as an underlying score for Orson Welles'' adaption of Kafka''s "The Trial". The piece has been used most notably in the 1981 Peter Weir film Gallipoli, which was themed around the famous World War I battle of the same name; and in the original version of the film Rollerball (1975). The piece was also used throughout the episode "Dragon''s Domain," from the first season of the mid-1970s sci-fi TV series Space: 1999, and later included on the expanded double-CD Year 1 soundtrack released in 1998. The Adagio has been used as background music in many television programmes and advertisements including the popular BBC sitcom, Butterflies and the 1982 anime film Arcadia of My Youth. The Adagio can be heard Steven Galloway''s novel, "The Cellist of Sarajevo". Adagio is also used as the introduction on the song, "Icarus Dream Suite Op.4," by Yngwie Malmsteen on his album, Rising Force. It is also used by The Doors on the album An American Prayer.

It is most commonly orchestrated for string ensemble and organ, or string ensemble alone.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Metasyntactic variable".


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