Monday, January 10, 2011

Music Monday--Z. Randall Stroope

I discovered this song on YouTube, having had no prior experience with it.  Sung here by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, it is both moving and stimulating.  Below are the lyrics with translation.



We Beheld Once Again the Stars
by Z. Randall Stroope

Ma la notte risurge
Oramai e da partir
Che tutto veduto
Ritornar!
Vexilla Regis prodeunt inferni!

Ma la notte risurge
Salimmo su, tanto ch'i' vidi
De le cose belle che porta
Ciel, per un pertugio tondo.
Quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle

But soon it will be night and we must rise to the stars.
Now is the time to depart this place
for we have seen and experienced it all.
Keep moving! Return to paradise.
The wings of hell's monarch are heard nearby.
We must leave quickly,

but soon it will be night.
I climbed toward paradise with no thought of looking back.
I passed through a small opening
and finally saw heaven and the supreme light
and beheld once again the stars.

2 comments:

TACParent said...

Beautiful voices. Perfect harmonizing.

Dymphna said...

It really is well done, isn't it?

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