In Paradisum

In Paradisum is most frequently set as a movement of the Requiem although it can also be set separately when it’s sung at a Requiem it’s sung as the deceased’s body leaves the church the idea being to provide comfort by affording a brief glimpse of the soul’s arrival in paradise. 

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In Paradisum

In paradisum deducant te angeli:
in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres,
et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem.
Chorus angelorum te suscipiat,
et cum Lazaro quondam paupere,
aeternam habeas requiem.

May the angels receive you in paradise:
may the martyrs receive you as you arrive,
and bring you into the holy city of Jerusalem.
May the choir of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus, once a beggar,
may you have eternal rest.

Performers: New York Polyphony

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