In 1593 in Rome Francesco Coattino published Palestrina’s collection of Offertoria for the liturgical year the Offertoria totius anni secundum Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae consuetudinem, it was so successful that Gardano published the second edition in Venice a mere three years later. You can classify them in various ways including by mode – Bonum est confi teri (It is a good thing to give thanks) which takes its text from Psalm 91 in the Vulgate corresponds to the Phrygian or Hypophrygian modes and would have been sung at Mass during Septuagesima – the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Enjoy :-).
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (±1525-1594): Bonum est confi teri
Bonum est confi teri Domino et psallere nomini
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
- Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Richard Marlow