Agnus Dei: Qui pius est factus

Troping was the addition of a new verse or verses, consisting of text and music to an established text. The classic example is the English one whereby a composer would set the Mass with the exception of the Kyrie which, because it was troped, he would leave to be set according to local usage and custom. The Kyrie wasn’t the only part of the liturgy that was troped in England as this troped Agnus Dei: Qui pius est factus from the songbook which dates from around 1200 and is now preserved in  Cambridge University Library as Ms Ff. I. 17 clearly demonstrates. Enjoy :-).

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Agnus Dei: Qui pius est factus

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi.Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world.
Qui pius est factus prothoplausti sanet ut actus.He who was made dutiful to heal the deeds of the first-created.
Miserere nobis.Have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundiLamb of God that takest away the sins of the world
mundum morte sua salvat pariente Maria.saves the world by his death, Mary being his mother.
Miserere nobis.Have mercy upon us.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
exit et ad superos regnans quos condidit heros.
Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world and departs to the heavenly host whom he created, reigning as a hero.
Dona nobis pacem.Give us peace.

Performers:

Gothic Voices conducted by Christopher Page

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