Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (±1525-1594): Bonum est confi teri

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 :-).

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (±1525-1594): Bonum est confi teri

Bonum est confi teri Domino et psallere nomini
tuo, Altissime.
 
Psalm 91(92): 1

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most
High.

Performers:
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Richard Marlow

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