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Josquin des Prez The Glory of These Forty Days

Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB (optional accompaniment). Originally the ending verse of Josquin's beautiful Ave Maria. A nice example of Josquin's style, this little piece employs a canon at the fourth between the soprano and tenor voices. A wonderful Ash Wednesday/beginning of Lent piece.

The glory of these forty days,

We celebrate with songs of praise;

For Christ, by Whom all things were made,

Himself has fasted and has prayed.

So grant us, Lord, to willing be

Full oft in fast and prayer with Thee;

Our spirits strengthen with Thy grace,

And give us joy to see Thy face.

O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,

To thee be ev'ry prayer addressed,

Who art in threefold Name adored,

From age to age, the only Lord.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304


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